Archive for the tag 'accounting'

 

 

May 11 2013

Freeradius Usage Graphs

Published by under Freeradius

Radius servers generate a lot of accounting records. Is it worth keeping them? Of course! Beside the fact they could be used to check if a customer was connected at a given date, or find out who got IP address X.X.X.X that same day, the most interesting is to generate Freeradius traffic usage graphs and […]

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May 30 2009

Daily Accounting in Freeradius

Published by under Cisco,Freeradius

We have seen a few posts on Freeradius user list and other forums asking how to collect accounting periodically. The Radius protocol provides accounting but not in the way that many would like. Here’s a short list of things we would like to modify or improve: Traffic is not collected at regular intervalsAs a result, […]

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Aug 01 2007

Gigawords Support in Radius

Published by under Cisco,Freeradius

Many people using Radius for accounting don’t know there are counters limits. Values defined in the protocol are stored in 32 bit fields meaning you will never go any higher than 4294967296 bits, that is fairly more than 4GB. If a session stays up for days, there are good chances that the counter resets to […]

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Oct 11 2006

Archive Accounting in Freeradius

Published by under Freeradius,Mysql

Logging Radius accounting into Mysql database can fill up a lot of space. Some performance issues will arise at some stage as well, especially if traffic reporting scripts are to be added to the overall system. That’s why we added a new table to log older accounting records. Motivations We can of course delete all […]

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