000015242 - Old accounting requsts from a radius device are seeing in RADIUS accounting log (*.act)

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When you use  the default configuration setting for radius server on your AM 6.1 or AM 7.1 deployment,
you will see  the case where old accounting requests from a radius device are seen in the RADIUS accounting log (*.act)
as following example..I picked up the following example from "20100316.act"..

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"Date","Time","RAS-Client","Record-Type","Full-Name","Auth-Type","User-Name","NAS-Port","Acct-Status-Type","Acct-Delay-Time","Acct-Input-Octets","Acct-Output-Octets","Acct-Session-Id","Acct-Authentic","Acct-Session-Time","Acct-Input-Packets","Acct-Output-Packets","Acct-Termination-Cause","Acct-Multi-Session-Id","Acct-Link-Count","ACC-Err-Message","Nautica-Acct-SessionId","Nautica-Acct-Direction","Nautica-Acct-CauseProtocol","Nautica-Acct-CauseSource","Telebit-Accounting-Info","Last-Number-Dialed-Out","Last-Number-Dialed-In-DNIS","Last-Callers-Number-ANI","Channel","Event-Id","Event-Date-Time","Call-Start-Date-Time","Call-End-Date-Time","Default-DTE-Data-Rate","Initial-Rx-Link-Data-Rate","Final-Rx-Link-Data-Rate","Initial-Tx-Link-Data-Rate","Final-Tx-Link-Data-Rate","Sync-Async-Mode","Originate-Answer-Mode","Modulation-Type","Equalization-Type","Fallback-Enabled","Characters-Sent","Characters-Received","Blocks-Sent","Blocks-Received","Blocks-Resent","Retrains-Requested","Retrains-Granted","Line-Reversals","Number-Of-Characters-Lost","Number-of-Blers","Number-of-Link-Timeouts","Number-of-Fallbacks","Number-of-Upshifts","Number-of-Link-NAKs","Back-Channel-Data-Rate","Simplified-MNP-Levels","Simplified-V42bis-Usage","PW_VPN_ID"
"03/11/2010","16:09:44","RASVPN","Start","IIDAK","18","IIDAK","45440","1","2",,,"03A0801F","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"03/11/2010","16:23:24","RASVPN","Start","KANAHAH","18","KANAHAH","45444","1","2",,,"03A08021","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"03/11/2010","16:09:15","RASVPN","Start","MIURAY","18","MIURAY","45439","1","2",,,"03A0801E","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"03/11/2010","16:04:25","RASVPN","Start","TSUZUKH","18","TSUZUKH","45438","1","2",,,"03A0801D","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"03/11/2010","16:17:17","RASVPN","Start","yasuin","18","yasuin","45441","1","2",,,"03A08020","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"03/11/2010","15:57:19","RASVPN","Start","yokoyah","18","yokoyah","45436","1","2",,,"03A0801C","1",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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If you see this symptom, first you have to check that CarryOver=0 is set at [Settings] section
of account.ini for your radius server on AM 6.1 or AM 7.1 deployment.

Issuehow to prevent the symptom that old accounting requests from a radius device are seen in the RADIUS accounting log (*.act) 
how to use the radius parameter "CarryOver"
Legacy Article IDa50263

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