Accounting response with attributes

Peter Lambrechtsen peter at
Wed Jan 14 19:48:15 CET 2015

There is an Ericsson element manager SO-EM that for whatever stupid reason
needs the accounting response to include the profile for the user. The
accounting request includes the username and the respose needs to include
the profile assigned to the user in the response.  I had endless arguments
with the developers of the product saying they were doing it wrong. But got
no where.

So instead I used the files module to return the required VSAs in the
accounting response.

It still bugs me I had to do it. But that's the way they decided to
implement their app.
On 15/01/2015 6:52 AM, "Chandan Kumar" <chandan.kumar at> wrote:

> Thanks for your prompt response. Please find my in-line reply.
> On 01/14/2015 12:41 PM, Alan DeKok wrote:
>> On Jan 14, 2015, at 12:23 PM, Chandan Kumar <chandan.kumar at>
>> wrote:
>>> I have a question regarding how can I force radius server to add all
>>> attribute information into accounting response message.
>>    Accounting-Response packets aren’t allowed to have any attributes in
>> them.
>>  I have customized the module to send Accounting
>>> request messages to include more attributes such as
>>> Acct-Terminate-Cause,Acct-Link-Count,Acc-authentic etc and expecting
>>> response from server with attribute [with reason code] at the end of the
>>> accounting [at the STOP message]. However, in all cases I am only getting
>>> response message with code,identifier,length=20 and response-authenticator.
>>    Did you tell FreeRADIUS to add attributes to the response?
> I am not sure about that. I am adding attributes in the start and stop
> message[from Linux client]. How to tell FreeRADIUS to add attributes to the
> response?
>>    Alan DeKok.
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