RADIUS attribute from rfc2867
This Attribute indicates the number of packets lost on a given
link. It SHOULD be included in Accounting-Request packets
which contain an Acct-Status-Type attribute having the value
Tunnel-Link-Stop.A summary of the Acct-Tunnel-Packets-Lost Attribute format is
shown below. The fields are transmitted from left to right.
0 1 2 3
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
| Type | Length | Lost
Lost (cont) |
86 for Acct-Tunnel-Packets-Lost
The Lost field is 4 octets in length and represents the number
of packets lost on the link.5. Table of AttributesThe following table provides a guide to which attributes may be found
in Accounting-Request packets. No tunnel attributes should be found
in Accounting-Response packets.
Request # Attribute
0-1 64 Tunnel-Type
0-1 65 Tunnel-Medium-Type
0-1 66 Tunnel-Client-Endpoint
0-1 67 Tunnel-Server-Endpoint
0-1 68 Acct-Tunnel-Connection
0 69 Tunnel-Password
0-1 81 Tunnel-Private-Group-ID
0-1 82 Tunnel-Assignment-ID
0 83 Tunnel-Preference
0-1 86 Acct-Tunnel-Packets-LostThe following table defines the meaning of the above table entries.
0 This attribute MUST NOT be present in packet.
0+ Zero or more instances of this attribute MAY be present in
0-1 Zero or one instance of this attribute MAY be present in
packet.6. Security ConsiderationsBy "sniffing" RADIUS Accounting packets, it might be possible for an
eavesdropper to perform a passive analysis of tunnel connections.7. References Rigney, C., "RADIUS Accounting",, June 2000.
Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement
Levels",,, March 1997.
Zorn, G., Leifer, D., Rubens, A., Shriver, J., Holdrege, M. and
I. Goyret, "RADIUS Attributes for Tunnel Protocol Support",, June 2000.
Townsley, W., Valencia, A., Rubens, A., Pall, G., Zorn, G. and
B. Palter, "Layer Two Tunneling Protocol "L2TP"",,
Hamzeh, K., Pall, G., Verthein, W., Taarud, J., Little, W. and
G. Zorn, "Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)",,
July 1999.8. AcknowledgmentsThanks to Aydin Edguer, Ly Loi, Matt Holdrege and Gurdeep Singh Pall
for salient input and review.9. Authors' AddressesQuestions about this memo can be directed to:
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