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Re: Issue with Guidelines document
Glen Zorn wrote:
>> That sounds like a bit of a hack to me. "Yes I've stored the
>> accounting data for bob, and by the way, I'm rebooting in 5 minutes".
> Perhaps you could suggest a better way to accomplish this? Maybe it's
> really not needed: much more efficient to just wait till the server goes
> away then retry a few times.
I have no good suggestions here. Traditionally, yes, the server just
I'm not even aware of *which* NASes support this behavior. This
behavior is new to me, and I've been doing this for well over a decade.
>> I would suggest that CoA might be a better choice for that.
> Excellent suggestion: it's not like the semantics of the CoA exchange bind
> it to a specific session, while the Accounting-Response is a generic
> accounting-related ACK.
... which is sent in response to an Accounting-Request for a particular
Just like CoA.
If the NAS vendors need this functionality, CoA seems to be a better
fit than Accounting-Response. Few RADIUS servers have traditionally
implemented CoA, so I understand why using Accounting-Response is tempting.
Now that we have the potential for Status-Server, it is much safer for
the RADIUS server to just "go away".
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