FreeRADIUS as accounting relay for syslog

R3DNano r3dnano at
Sun Mar 17 22:28:30 CET 2019

It is already listening on the accounting port AFAIK... will do some
testing tomorrow but if you mean i don't have to add any specific
additional servers, it should be already working... will test and report
back in some hours.


On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM Alan DeKok <aland at>

> > 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.
>    Sure.
> > 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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