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7. Accounting

By default GNU Radius supports three types of accounting. Any additional accounting methods can be defined using extension mechanisms.

The accounting methods are applied to a request in a following sequence:

  1. System accounting
  2. Detailed request accounting
  3. sql accounting
  4. Custom accounting

Any method can be enabled or disabled. Thus, you can even disable them all, thereby disabling accounting altogether.

Notice, that the multiple login checking scheme relies on accounting being enabled. By default it uses system accounting, but can also be configured to use sql accounting. So, if you disable system accounting and still wish to use reliable multiple login checking, make sure you configure radiusd to use sql for this purpose. See section Multiple Login Checking, for the detailed information about the subject.

If any accounting type in this sequence fails, the accounting is deemed to fail and all subsequent methods are not invoked.

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