Log out client when no accounting updates received

Johan Meiring jmeiring at amobia.com
Wed Sep 30 08:51:26 UTC 2009

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> On 9/30/09 10:40 , Johan Meiring wrote:
>> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
>>> It's doable, but I'm not in favour of doing that. Is there any other
>>> NAS out there which supports that feature?
>> I am not aware of one...
>> But then chilli also support COA with accounting responses. This is also
>> unique.
>> Some of this uniqueness makes chilli very powerful!
>> May I ask why you are not in favour of doing that?
> RADIUS is very explicit in separating the handling of authentication and 
> session setup from accounting. This change would violate that by having 
> an error in processing of RADIUS packets influence the session handling. 
> This is especially problematic in environments where 
> authentication/authorization is done by other systems than processing of 
> accounting data.

This I agree with.
But my argument against would be that you are not modifying radius. (or 
radius rfc's).

You are creating a nas, that is not happy to have a user use traffic without 
someone knowing about it.

> If we do this it should be a configurable option which is disabled by 
> default.

This I also agree with (like acctupdate)


Johan Meiring
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