annoying stop retransmissions.

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Nov 29 11:33:33 CET 2011

Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> For comparison purposes, we currently implement some config and db
> schema modifications to better handle accounting packets. For example:
> - always return ok on accounting packets that the NAS sends.
> Implementing it requires using detail reader/writer and some unlang
> blocks to catch some weird corner cases (e.g. Acct-Session-Time=0)

  OK.  What does the detail reader/writer do?  Catch cases where the SQL
DB is down?

> - use unique constraint on acctuniqueid

  The git "master" branch has some additional changes to help make a
more unique accounting ID.

> - remove all *_alt queries

  Yeah.  I've never really understood the need for them.  The module
failover can do the work just as well, I think.

> - split "live" accounting table (those with Acct-Status-Type <>
> 'Stop') and "archive" accounting table

  That's necessary.  It can speed up Simultaneous-Use checking, too.

> - change most insert/update queries to "INSERT .... ON DUPLICATE KEY
> UPDATE ...."
> - use "DELETE IGNORE" to delete records from "live" accounting table

  That's MySQL specific, but useful.

> Took some effort, but it works. @Alexandre: some of the logic might be
> relevant for your situation as well.

  I'd like to see that added into the server for 3.0.


  Alan DeKok.

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