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Authentication Protocols Compatibility
Logging Authentication Packets
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Account Log Files
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Revoking a Certificate or Renewing CRL
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Remote Configuration
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Wi-Fi and RADIUS
Supported EAP Authentication Types
Security Considerations
10 Tips for Wireless Network Security
Administering the Server
Debug Logs
Using Client Tool
List of Server Errors
Maintaining RADIUS Dictionary
Basic Concepts
Wireless Authentication
Authentication Protocols
RADIUS Attributes
Example of RADIUS Packet Transactions
List of Standard RADIUS Attributes
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ClearBox Enterprise Serverâ„¢ 2.0. User's Guide


Accounting is the process of keeping track of a user's activity while accessing the network resources, such as the amount of time spent in the network, the services accessed and the amount of data transferred during the session. Accounting data is used for trend analysis, capacity planning, billing, auditing and cost allocation.

A RADIUS client manufacturer decides which types of accounting request are sent, and under what conditions. It's also the client's responsibility to ensure that the server receives accounting requests. Most clients will retry periodically for an almost unlimited period of time until the server responds with the acknowledgement.

A NAS usually sends start accounting messages to the server to indicate the beginning of an accounting session and stop messages to indicate that the accounting session is over. A stop message usually contains additional information related to the session which has just been ended, such as the duration (time) of the session and the quantity (traffic) of the data exchanged during the session.

Some NASes can be configured to send periodic update accounting messages while a user is still working, and this message can contain interim data. These messages are used to record a "snapshot" of statistics regarding the connection. One message will contain the current value of every statistic that this NAS is capable of recording about this type of connection.

See how to configure accounting settings.

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