Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Mon Jul 30 08:50:01 CEST 2012

On 30 Jul 2012, at 01:04, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at LEICESTER.AC.UK> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 07:39:52PM +0000, Khapare Joshi wrote:
>> I see Acct-Status-Type = Interim-Update in my detail log. does it mean
>> Acct-Status-Type = Alive ?
> No, it means Interim Update.
> You get Start at the beginning when the user logs on, Interim
> Updates while they are on so that you can see an update as to
> what's happening (number of bytes downloaded so far, that sort of
> thing) and a Stop at the end with the actual final data for that
> session. You can infer from Interim Update that the session is
> still active, but you know that from the Start anyway (until you
> see Stop).
> RADIUS won't tell you if your user is still actually alive; you
> need a doctor for that.

Yes it means Alive. Is sometimes used as an alternate value for for Acct-Status-Type 3. Not sure what the history behind that is…


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