Filtering accounting messages

liran kessel lirankessel at
Mon Jul 15 13:54:44 CEST 2019

I have added the recommended check and the accounting section looks like this

accounting {


if ("%{sql:SELECT coalesce(1,0) FROM [TABLE_NAME] WHERE ne_id='%{Calling-Station-Id}'}" == 1)



However when running radiusd it fails with this error

 # Loading preacct {...}
 # Loading accounting {...}
/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default[642]: Failed to find "{" as a module or policy.
/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default[642]: Please verify that the configuration exists in /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/{.
/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default[642]: Failed to parse "{" entry.
/etc/raddb/sites-enabled/default[608]: Errors parsing accounting section.

> On 15 Jul 2019, at 10:11, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2019, at 10:07 PM, liran kessel <lirankessel at> wrote:
>> I understand what you proposed but this (my users) is a dynamic list that will grow constantly so the question is what would be the best way to keep it updated within the configuration?
> This is what databases are for.
> FreeRADIUS is a RADIUS server.  We don't implement internal databases.  We just use normal databases.
>> As I said in the original mail , we are growing to over 150k unique calling-station-ids that around 80% should be recorded to the DB while 20% shouldn’t. 
>> Maybe storing the list in a file that I can reference in the suggested “if” statement?  
>> Or maybe there is way to cache the list in memory to speed it up even more? 
> Use Redis.  We've tested it at 10K+ complex queries per second with FreeRADIUS.  That should be more than sufficient for your needs.
> Alan DeKok.
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