Re: Dale or other 2.1.11 experts,

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 16:21:01 -0400

> From: Ed and Kathy Tate <>
> I am not clear on your reply, will populating the 'overdue' field in
> provide us with a permanent extension?

Entering in a number in MasterAccounts.OverDue ("Limit" in Emerald under an
MBR's Billing tab) will create a grace-period for the number of days
specified. So, if this user expires on 8/1/98 (12:00am), entering in a
value of 7 for the "Limit" (ma.OverDue), the user will be able to
authenticate up to 8/8/98 (12:00am).
In Emerald 2.1.11, this grace period is defaulted to zero when an MBR is
created, so you'll have to manually enter in a number when you first create
the account. If you have several accounts and have never used this before,
but want them to have a grace period of a week or whatever, you can use the
following script to take care of existing accounts:
UPDATE MasterAccounts
SET OverDue = 7
WHERE OverDue < 7
Every once-in-a-while, I run that in case someone here forgot to enter in
the grace period into someone's account when it was created.

The "Extend" field (MasterAccounts.Extension) is a temporary extension that
appends to the "Limit" value. This value (if entered in) is reset to zero
as soon as the most current Renewal invoice is paid.

Josh Hillman

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Dale Reed
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 9:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Dale or other 2.1.11 experts,
> Ed and Kathy Tate wrote:
> >
> > Dale or other 2.1.11 experts,
> >
> > We are running Emerald 2.1.11 and are preparing to start Radius
> > authentication. We have set the 'overdue' field in all of the master
> > account records to '30'. Is it correct that Radius will allow for 30
> extra
> > days of service beyond the 'maexpiredate' before the account is shut
> >
> > Your response or recommendations would be appreciated before we turn
> on
> > and find out the hard way.
> Yes. THere is a temporary extension (in Emerald 2.1) and a temp/perm
> extension (in Emerald 2.2) that RadiusNT will use.
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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