Accounting debugging error

lingctam lingctam at
Tue Sep 22 03:18:41 CEST 2020

Thanks, Alan!

I am thinking that the accounting service needs to be tested on its own apart from authentication. Have I mistaken? 

This is the command I used: 

> radtest testuser testpwd 123 testing123

I have seen in the Radius RFC that passwords shouldn't be sent in accounting packets but the same error output even when I pull the password out of the command. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Freeradius-Users < at> On Behalf Of Alan DeKok
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 10:39 PM
To: FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at>
Subject: Re: Accounting debugging error 

On Sep 21, 2020, at 10:33 AM, lingctam <lingctam at> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I have been unable to resolve the following error in debug mode:
> Invalid packet code 1 sent to a accounting port from client localhost 
> port 21474 : IGNORED Ready to process requests
> The only answer I have found online suggests a port conflict but no 
> other port other than 1813 would respond to accounting requests. Note: 
> accounting point is set to 0 in sites-enabled/default

  The client is sending Access-Requests to the accounting port.  Fix it so that the client sends Access-Requests to the authentication port.

  Alan DeKok.

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