Radlogs and ASCEND Max 4004

Pat Augustine ( (no email) )
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 20:06:28 -0400

We've recently installed RadiusNT 2.5 on our backup Radius server, still
running 2.2 on the primary. Users are signing on (mostly) ok.
Checking Radlogs (and populating RadLogMsg per your previous message), I
get the occasional user error. However, the table is also getting 1 entry
per minute from each of our Maxes that basically says the Max itself tried
to login and failed (user not found). The Radlog entry looks like this:

10 Jun 15 1998 7:57PM pools-Max2.ilnk.com
ascend (null) (null)

Max2.ilnk.com is the name of the 4004. I see them go by in -x15 mode, as
well, but I don't know what's causing it. We've upgraded the Max to 6.1.0+
recently and have been advised by Ascend that it has an IP Pool leak that
they hope to fix soon, but I don't know if that's related or not.
Does this make any sense to you at all? Any known issues with Ascend 6.1.0+
(the first release with v.90)?

In addition, I seem to get little bubbles of unsuccessful logins. During
the day, suddenly for about 15 minutes it seems everybody is getting a LAN
SECURITY ERROR and being rejected and then 15 minutes later, everybody gets
in just fine with no changes anywhere. Most of the rejects don't show up in
the Radius Logs (either the logfile on disk or the Radlogs table in Emerald)
at all, so the Max may just be rejecting them outright, but I don't know why
it would do that (I've got excess IP Pools allocated so that the Max
shouldn't be out of IP addresses and did a Show Pool to verify that I had at
least SOME available IP addresses).

Thanks for any help.

Pat Augustine