Accounting NOT broken in v1.0.11 (was: Accounting badly broken in v1.0.11)

wlan at wlan at
Mon Apr 21 04:44:29 UTC 2008

Oh, and thanks for the wiki contribution... FYI, the "man" pages in  
the wiki are taken fro the man pages in the coova-chilli source. So,  
you might also consider those changes there too (doc/chilli.conf. If you want svn access too, just send me a md5 style htpasswd  
entry for yourself.

On Apr 21, 2008, at 1:05 AM, Gunther Mayer wrote:

> wlan at wrote:
>> I'm not certain of the problems reported by previously. Gunther,  
>> can you confirm that chilli is indeed getting the responses?  
>> Otherwise, the behavior he describes is, basically, retransmission  
>> doing its job. I have heard reports of v1.0.11 already "in the  
>> wild" without major problems.  You are also encouraged to test the  
>> svn version.
> Hi David,
> I carried out the packet dumps again from the box that runs chilli  
> and even though the replies were delivered fine it turns out that  
> it was a firewall rule of mine that dropped them like a hot potato.  
> I had to use the coaport option together with coanoipcheck (because  
> my PoD packets would come through an openvpn tunnel, not from any  
> of the defined radiusservers) so tried to harden my setup by doing  
> the checking in the firewall. Unfortunately in the process I didn't  
> realise that the coaport option also causes all Accounting Requests  
> to be sent from that port which is where my assumptions broke down.
> To cut a long story short it was my stupidity rather than your code  
> that caused the mess and the behaviour I saw indeed was just chilli  
> trying to retransmit whatever it never received a reply for. The  
> radauth stuff of course ran flawlessly so that I could log in fine,  
> which is why I never detected the problem when I did my initial  
> firewall testing.
> I apologise for jumping to conclusions despite days of debugging...
> In the end I can recommend v1.0.11 for all purposes.
> Gunther
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