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Policy-Based Accounting (RFC3334)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-15

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Zseby: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes policy-based accounting which is an approach to provide flexibility to accounting architectures. Accounting policies describe the configuration of an accounting architecture in a standardized way. They are used to instrument the accounting architecture and can be exchanged between Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) entities in order to share configuration information.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � T. Zseby

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Status of this Memo

� � This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

� � community.� It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

� � Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

� � Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002). � All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document describes policy-based accounting which is an approach

� � to provide flexibility to accounting architectures.� Accounting

� � policies describe the configuration of an accounting architecture in

� � a standardized way.� They are used to instrument the accounting

� � architecture and can be exchanged between Authentication,

� � Authorization and Accounting (AAA) entities in order to share

� � configuration information.

� � This document describes building blocks and message sequences for

� � policy-based accounting in the generic AAA architecture (RFC 2903).

� � Examples are given for the usage of accounting policies in different

� � scenarios.� It is also shown how accounting components can be

� � integrated into the AAA authorization framework (RFC 2904).� This

� � document does not propose a language for the description of

� � accounting policies.� Rather, it is assumed that a suitable policy

� � language can be chosen from existing or upcoming standards.

Table of Contents

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

� � 1.1� � Motivation.................................................2

� � 1.2� � Document Scope.............................................3

� � 2.� � � Terminology................................................4

� � 3.� � � Impact of Provider Network Characteristics on Accounting...7

� � 4.� � � Business roles and relations...............................8

� � 5.� � � Reference Model and Building Blocks.......................11

Zseby, et. al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Experimental� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3334� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Policy-Based Accounting� � � � � � � � � � � � October 2002

� � 6.� � � Accounting Policies.......................................14

� � 6.1� � Accounting Policy Condition...............................15

� � 6.2� � Accounting Policy Action..................................16

� � 6.3� � Example for Meter Configur...