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    PPP Accounting Statistics Overview

    The JunosE Software begins the collection of accounting statistics for terminated PPP sessions following, but not including, authentication acknowledgement from the E Series router. The acknowledgment is either a CHAP success or PAP acknowledgement packet. All subsequent traffic is counted up the point that PPP at the router terminates the subscriber's session. The statistics are reported in the following RADIUS attributes:

    Attribute Number

    Attribute Name









    PPP session termination can be initiated through a number of mechanisms: PPP shutdown at the client or router interface, subscriber logout at the router (by means of the logout subscriber command), lower layer down events, and silent client termination.

    The following rules apply to all termination scenarios:

    • Accounting statistics reported in RADIUS octet counts (Acct-Input-Octets and Acct-Output-Octets) for terminated PPP customers include the following data:
      • All upper layer control traffic, including IPCP, IPCPv6, OSICP, and MPLSNCP
      • All data traffic, including IP, IPv6, MPLS, and OSI
      • All PPP LCP echo requests and responses following authentication
      • Other PPP LCP packets following the PAP or CHAP acknowledgment
      • Retransmits of the PAP or CHAP traffic
    • PPP accounting statistics reported in RADIUS octet counts (Acct-Input-Octets and Acct-Output-Octets) exclude the following data:
      • PPP traffic prior to completion of authentication
      • PPP LCP terminate-request or terminate-acknowledgement packets
      • PPPoE padding for PPP control and data packets
    • Accounting statistics reported in RADIUS packet counts (Acct-Input-Packets and Acct-Output-Packets) for terminated PPP customers are based on packets delivered to or received from the upper transport layer: IP, IPv6, MPLS, and OSI.

    For information on accounting statistics for tunneled PPP sessions, see PPP Accounting Statistics.

    Published: 2014-08-14