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RADIUS Accounting (RFC2139)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002694D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 20 page(s) / 41K

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: 2139 Livingston

Obsoletes: 2059 April 1997

Category: Informational

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.

Implementation Note

This memo documents the RADIUS Accounting protocol. There has been

some confusion in the assignment of port numbers for this protocol.

The early deployment of RADIUS Accounting was done using the

erroneously chosen port number 1646, which conflicts with the "sa-

msg-port" service. The officially assigned port number for RADIUS

Accounting is 1813.

Table of Contents

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

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

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

2. Operation ............................................. 4

3. Packet Format ......................................... 5

4. Packet Types .......................................... 7

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

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

5. Attributes ............................................ 10

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

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

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

5.4 Acct-Output-Octets .............................. 14

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

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

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

5.8 Acct-Input-Packets .............................. 16

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 .............................................. 24

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

1. Introduction

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