Re: Re: Radius not receiving logoff message

Edsonet ( )
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 10:37:14 -0600

Don't get me wrong. I am not suggesting that there is a problem in
RadiusNT. The problem is more than likely in the NetBlazer. But the same
problem can occur when someone like my partner simply reboots the NetBlazer
because he doesn't know what else to do, or if it simply reboots itself
(that used to occur quite often on the previous version of software). It
leaves all those people logged in high and dry, and they won't be able to
get back in until someone else logs in on that line.

What I am asking is: "Is there any way that RadiusNT can correct the
problem without human intervention, regardless of how the problem occurred
in the first place?". For example, could it query the NAS periodically to
confirm what it has in the database? I know this is asking a lot, but I am
also sure that I am not the only one to have encountered this problem.

J.A. Coutts
***************** SEPARATER *******************
At Sat, 15 Aug 1998 09:41:50 -0700, you wrote:
>Edsonet wrote:
>> RadiusNT is working great! Our power system used to be so reliable, but
>> lately it has been up and down like a toilet seat. Our system was UPS
>> protected except for the modem pool. When we got a power failure, RadiusNT
>> would not receive (or would not process) all of the logoff messages because
>> they all happened at once. When this happens, the customer cannot log back
>> in again. So we installed a UPS on the modem pool. This has reduced the
>> problem, but not eliminated it. Since this is a small town, power failures
>> usually affect the whole town and all the customers go down at once anyway,
>> and the logoffs are only slightly staggered.
>> Is there any way of handling this problem within RadiusNT?

>The RADIUS requests should be queued by the client for reliable
>delivery. Even if RadiusNT is flooded with stop requests, they should
>eventually be re-sent by the client.
>What is your typical repsonse time you see in -x15 deug mode when
>RadiusNT is minimized (yeah, sorta a catch 22, but the video overhead
>when its maximized is much greater than that RadiusNT's response time
>Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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