I had a similar problem, but not on this scale. I noticed that for each
login to my hiperarc, I got 2 starts and 2 stops when the user logged
out. I fixed this by not setting any accounting secondary_servers. I
ended up setting my primary server and the first backup to the primary
server and leaving the rest of the accounting fields at 0.0.0.0. Since I
have 2 radiators, this works well.
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Date sent: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 12:33:02 -0500
Subject: (RADIATOR) why does it keep duplicating accounting entries?
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> OK, after getting BSDI and Radiator to work together on authenticating,
> I've run into another problem.
> If I dial into the USR TC chassis which has Radiator as its radius
> server, I get authenticated and an accounting Start message gets
> written to /var/log/radius/detail. Then, after being online 2-3
> minutes, I can look at the detail file again and find that there are
> about 20 more duplicate entries of the same thing. They all have the
> same session-id. Whenever I drop the connection, the same thing
> happens with the Stop records.
> Unfortunately, this doesn't even stop after I've disconnected. The
> file continues to grow long after I've disconnected.
> A 'kill -HUP' doesn't help.
> If I hard kill the radius server, even -this- does NOT clear up the
> It makes me wonder if
> (a) the USR TC chassis is just sending DUPE accounting messages
> (b) the USR is expecting some type of confirmation which it is not
> (c) Radiator is not working properly
> (d) there's .cfg items I don't know about
> I read that the default DupInterval is 60 seconds. I suppose I could
> set that to 300 seconds or thereabouts, but that is a bandaid. I want
> to know why these dupe accounting packets are being sent in the first
> Any help appreciated.
> Craig Thompson
> WingNET System Administrator
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