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RFC 2866, "RADIUS Accounting", June 2000

Source of RFC: radius (ops)

Errata ID: 5417
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Nick Lowe
Date Reported: 2018-07-06

Section 5.11 says:

      This attribute is a unique Accounting ID to make it easy to link
      together multiple related sessions in a log file.  Each session
      linked together would have a unique Acct-Session-Id but the same
      Acct-Multi-Session-Id.  It is strongly recommended that the Acct-
      Multi-Session-Id contain UTF-8 encoded 10646 [7] characters.

It should say:

      This attribute is a unique Accounting ID to make it easy to link
      together multiple related sessions in a log file.  Each session
      linked together would have a unique Acct-Session-Id but the same
      Acct-Multi-Session-Id.  The start and stop records for a given
      session MUST have the same Acct-Multi-Session-Id.  An
      Access-Request packet MAY contain Acct-Multi-Session-Id; if it
      does, then the NAS MUST use the same Acct-Multi-Session-Id in
      the Accounting-Request packets for that session.  It is strongly
      recommended that the Acct-Multi-Session-Id contain UTF-8 encoded
      10646 [7] characters.

Notes:

RFC2866 does not make clear that an Access-Request packet MAY contain Acct-Multi-Session-Id in section 5.11 as it does for the Acct-Session-Id in section 5.5 or that consistency is expected between the start and stop records.

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