accounting to multiple servers

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Nov 20 18:35:57 CET 2020

On Nov 20, 2020, at 12:07 PM, Nicolás Ciuffolotti <nicolas.ciuffolotti at> wrote:
> Sorry my mistake, I did not pass all the config

  We generally don't need to see the configuration.  We need to see the debug output.

  We also need people to pay careful attention to what they're doing.  In this case, you were proxying to a realm that didn't exist.  Instead of checking proxy.conf, you just gave up and asked the list what was wrong.  That means you want *us* to do work you're not willing to do.  This is not polite.

> copy-acct-to-home-server file:
> update control {
>                         &Proxy-To-Realm :="elektra"
>                }

  Yes... proxying to a KNOWN REALM is a good idea.

> Just I need to configure that a server (primary, secondary) to send copies
> of the accounting information to each other.
> I understand the copy-acct-to-home-server does this, but I have issues
> Proxy: Marking home server port 1812 as zombie (it has not
> responded in 30.000000 seconds).
> ERROR: (11) Failing proxied request for user "xxx", due to lack of any
> response from home server port 1812
> ERROR: (11) Failed to find live home server: Cancelling proxy
> Debug: (11) detail (/var/log/radius/radacct/copy/detail-*): No response to
> request.  Will retry in 30 seconds

  What part of that is unclear?  The home server isn't responding.

  How do you expect *us* to fix that issue?  What can *we* do to make the home server respond?

  What needs to happen is that YOU need to track down why the home server isn't responding.  This involves you doing work, and understanding the pieces involved.  i.e. where packets go, what the RADIUS server does, etc.  It could even involve looking at the DEBUG OUTPUT on the home server to see if it receives packets, and what it does with them.

  Alan DeKok.

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