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RADIUS Accounting (RFC2059)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 25 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Rigney: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2059: DOI

Abstract

This document describes a protocol for carrying accounting information between a Network Access Server and a shared Accounting Server. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

Rigney Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2059 RADIUS Accounting January 1997

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 service to deliver to the user (for example, SLIP, PPP, telnet, rlogin).

The RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) document [4] specifies the RADIUS protocol used for Authentication and Authorization. This memo extends the use of the RADIUS protocol to cover delivery of accounting information from the Network Access Server (NAS) to a RADIUS accounting serv...

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