RADIUS accounting

RADIUS accounting works as follows.

  1. One of the following events occurs on the RUCKUS device:
    • A user logs into the management interface using Telnet or SSH
    • A user enters a command for which accounting has been configured
    • A system event occurs, such as a reboot or reloading of the configuration file
  2. The RUCKUS device checks its configuration to see if the event is one for which RADIUS accounting is required.
  3. If the event requires RADIUS accounting, the RUCKUS device sends a RADIUS Accounting Start packet to the RADIUS accounting server, containing information about the event.
  4. The RADIUS accounting server acknowledges the Accounting Start packet.
  5. The RADIUS accounting server records information about the event.
  6. When the event is concluded, the RUCKUS device sends an Accounting Stop packet to the RADIUS accounting server.
  7. The RADIUS accounting server acknowledges the Accounting Stop packet.