timeout limits

Matthew Newton mcn at freeradius.org
Sat Oct 24 22:42:48 CEST 2020

On 24/10/2020 21:25, Sam T wrote:
> in short, we have some users that are getting idle-timeout after under 1
> min, but mostly between 20min-5 hours.
> I have tried moving our idle-timeout from 1500min to 15000min, and also
> tried 0
> Still getting idle-timeouts
> Is 15000 possibly too long and not recognized by freeradius? does 0 really
> mean unlimited?

Look at the attributes sent in the reply shown in the debug output. If 
FreeRADIUS is sending the number you set, then it's nothing to do with 

> My goal is to have no idle timeout or session timeout, or understand how to
> set these variables to simulate a best practice for no timeouts / monthly
> timeouts.
> The device is a windows computer, so it is likely generating a good amount
> of background traffic via dhcp, netbios, etc  (is there maybe a minimal
> bytle quota that defines idle? or is idle really 0 bytes?)

If your NAS is ignoring whatever values sent by FreeRADIUS, then you 
need to fix the NAS.


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