Re: Session Timeout

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Tue, 6 May 1997 17:13:28 -0400

> I tried to configure a Session-Timeout to prevent people from sitting on
> connection. I set it up for 10 hours, or 36000 seconds. Although the
> setting is saved properly in the database, RADIUS returns a negative
> to the terminal server. Obviously, the user is logged out immediately.
> What's happening here, Dale?

What kind of NAS are you using? If you're using an Ascend Max, the
attribute is "Ascend-Maximum-Time" and I've found a limitation with it (at
least with my setup). I'm using software version 5.0Ai4 in the Max and
currently, the Ascend-Maximum-Time can not be set higher than 32767 seconds
(9 hours, 6 minutes, 7 seconds). Using 32768 or higher causes a dialup
user to be disconnected (reason: session timeout) immediately after being
Ascend says it's a problem with RadiusNT because they can't duplicate the
problem with their radius (unix-based). Dale says it's a problem with the
Max but I forgot the reasoning behind it.

Josh Hillman