FreeRADIUS as accounting relay for syslog

Alan DeKok aland at
Sun Mar 17 22:21:44 CET 2019

> On Mar 17, 2019, at 5:17 PM, R3DNano <r3dnano at> wrote:
> There are some radius servers on my network that can't send their
> accounting information to syslog servers (can't talk to syslog, or
> something, don't know the specifics), so I was thinking if it might be
> possible to use my FreeRADIUS setup as a relay to do this job.


> The idea is that these servers could send me their accounting information
> and then use rsyslog to forward the accounting information to another
> remote syslog server.
> So far, I have been able to send local accounting to the remote syslog
> server using rsyslog and a local facility. Is this a good practice? Any
> particular tips on how to proceed?

  It should be simple.  If the local server is sending data to syslog, all it needs is more accounting data from the other RADIUS servers.

  Alan DeKok.

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