Tom Bilan ( )
Thu, 01 May 1997 14:42:36 -0400

I was wondering why my USR boxes never seemed to give the right attributes
emerald. Like, all the disconnect messages are "Lost Carrier" etc.

PLEASE forward any changes you've made to improve the USR problem with

Thanks a TON.


At 12:23 AM 5/1/97 -0500, you wrote:
> USR has once again decided to go their own way, leaving thousands of ISP's
> without Total Solution. Despite USR claims of supporting Industry
>standards, today senior engineers formally announced that USR does not
>support or comply to RFC proposals on adopting RADIUS.
> This came as quite a shock after purchasing (6) Total Control Chassis with
>x2 support. After their constant claims that 'Emerald was non-RFC
>compliant and I should use USR's Accounting server', and it is 'Emerald's
>support of Ascend that is the problem' today they announced: "USR has
>chosen not to support the present RFC for RADIUS accounting."
> After my disclosure of carring this to the ISP list here is their NOW
>official response:
> There are incompatibility issues with our Netserver working in
> conjunction with Emerald's Security/Accounting Software. The reason
> being is that the Netserver is sending some vendor specific attributes
> that Emerald's Security/Accounting doesn't recognize.
> Thanks to the assistance of Dale I can say the problem is rather easy to
>fix. Therefore, any ISP's that choose to use USR Total Control Chassis,
>and want to use a fully intergrated accounting/billing/authentication
>system (and yes Dale it does more than that). Rather than listen to the
>comments from USR, simply make the changes that I am sure Dale will post to
>these list.
> The purpose of this message is to let everyone know that Emerald/RadiusNT
>can support USR.