Re: Computone AcctSessionID and Time Server

Jeff Woods ( )
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 12:24:24 -0500

It is quite simple. Locate suitable SNTP Time Server software for your
operating system. (For WinTel, check out -- can't help you
with Unix). For Wintel, I recommend the freeware "AboutTime".

Install this software on the same machine that RadiusNT is running on.
Enable SNTP queries. That's all it takes. You don't have to do anything
special to the CompuTone (other than to reboot it after the SNTP server is
running as above). After the next reboot, the ASID's will be longer, and

This was not in the large Blue-Green CompuTone manual, but in the smaller,
20-30 page "Hardware Guide". Tell Mr. Fisher to check up on that since
the larger manuals remain unchanged from kernel 1.5.0, and this ASID
feature was added in 1.5.2.

Caveat: EMERALD 2.2x and prior did not have a wide enough field in the
Calls table to hold the 20 character ASID that will result. If you are
using Emerald you must make sure that your Calls Table entry is 20
characters wide.

At 10:20 AM 11/13/98 -0600, you wrote:

>I have read multiple times on this list that a Computone Power Rack can be
>configured to provide unique AcctSessionID's by configuring it to point to
>an SNTP server, but I can't figure out how to do this. Charlie Fisher at
>Computone Technical Support says that he's never heard of this. I have the
>blue-green IntelliServer Configuration Guide, but there is no insert
>explaining how to do this.
>If anyone can advise me how to accomplish this, I would greatly appreciate
>Jay Miller
>SOCKET Internet Services