Simultaneous-Use Checking with FreeRadius + MYSQL

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Nov 9 09:11:19 CET 2011

Erik wrote:
> wouldn't you at least see checkrad initiate in the freeradius -X debug
> if I set the NAS type to cisco?  I was just trying to get it to
> initiate, not expecting it to work.  In the debug, it doesn't even
> come up.  I've read in prior posts where you said that checkrad should
> initiate regardless if the radutmp or mysql modules were used.

  Are you looking for additional problems, or are you trying to solve
the original issue?

  Fix one thing at a time.  There's a good reason checkrad isn't run.
The reason is documented.

>>  Reflash the NAS so that it has a firmware which supports this feature.
> which feature(s)?  RADIUS accounting, SNMP, finger, or rusers?  Your
> guidance here would really help so I can make sure I acquire
> appropriate NAS' in the future.

  Buy a NAS which costs more than $50.  You get what you pay for.

  The NAS should support SNMP.

> Generally, is there any way to get simultaneous-use to work if a given
> NAS doesn't send accounting packets to the radius server?  3rd party
> software?

  I already gave you my opinion.  Do you think asking again will change
it?  Do you think I was lying to you the first time?

  Alan DeKok.

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