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AAA Accounting Question

Alex Pfeil
Rising star
Rising star

I have aaa configured with authentication, authorization, and accounting.  When I make a change that affects connectivity to the AAA server, I can still add commands to the device. However, there is a significant wait time between executing commands.  If I remove aaa accounting, then I can continue to enter commands as normal.  Is there a command to decrease the wait time such as a timeout?

Thanks in advance!

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you can try to use the following command:


tacacs-server timeout <seconds>


Arne Bier
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Each accounting packet requires an ACK from the AAA server.  I suppose you don't have command authorization enabled or else the whole thing would grind to a halt ;-)

Do you have more than one AAA server defined in a Group perhaps?  I would have thought having an alternative AAA server would resolve that while Primary server was in maintenance.


Authorization works because the backup is local.  The issue is that the accounting does not have a local backup.  So, if the accounting server is not reachable on the network, each command entry will wait for the timeout period (I'm guessing). Should I set the timeout to two seconds?

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