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RADIUS Accounting (RFC2059)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002610D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 20 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Rigney: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a protocol for carrying accounting information between a Network Access Server and a shared Accounting Server.

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Network Working Group C. Rigney

Request for Comments: 2059 Livingston

Category: Informational January 1997

RADIUS Accounting

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes a protocol for carrying accounting

information between a Network Access Server and a shared Accounting

Server.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2

1.1 Specification of Requirements ................... 3

1.2 Terminology ..................................... 3

2. Operation ............................................. 3

3. Packet Format ......................................... 4

4. Packet Types .......................................... 6

4.1 Accounting-Request .............................. 7

4.2 Accounting-Response ............................. 8

5. Attributes ............................................ 9

5.1 Acct-Status-Type ................................ 11

5.2 Acct-Delay-Time ................................. 12

5.3 Acct-Input-Octets ............................... 13

5.4 Acct-Output-Octets .............................. 13

5.5 Acct-Session-Id ................................. 14

5.6 Acct-Authentic .................................. 15

5.7 Acct-Session-Time ............................... 16

5.8 Acct-Input-Packets .............................. 17

5.9 Acct-Output-Packets ............................. 17

5.10 Acct-Terminate-Cause ............................ 18

5.11 Acct-Multi-Session-Id ........................... 20

5.12 Acct-Link-Count ................................. 21

5.13 Table of Attributes ............................. 22

Security Considerations ...................................... 24

References ................................................... 24

Acknowledgements ............................................. 24

Chair's Address .............................................. 25

Author's Address ............................................. 25

1. Introduction

Managing dispersed serial line and modem pools for large numbers of

users can create the need for significant administrative support.

Since modem pools are by definition a link to the outside world, they

require careful attention to security, authorization and accounting.

This can be best achieved by managing a single "database" of users,

which allows for authentication (verifying user name and password) as

well as configuration information detailing the type of...