Configures the timeout interval for TACACS+ accounting authentication requests.
|seconds||Specifies the number of seconds for accounting requests. Range is 3 to 120 seconds.|
The default is 3 seconds.
This command configures the timeout interval for TACACS+ accounting authentication requests.
To detect and recover from a TACACS+ accounting server failure when the timeout has expired, the switch makes one authentication attempt before trying the next designated TACACS+ accounting server or reverting to the local database for authentication. In the event that the switch still has IP connectivity to the TACACS+ accounting server, but a TCP session cannot be established, (such as a failed TACACS+ daemon on the accounting server), failover happens immediately regardless of the configured timeout value.
For example, if the timeout value is set for 3 seconds (the default value), it takes 3 seconds to fail over from the primary TACACS+ accounting server to the secondary TACACS+ accounting server. If both the primary and the secondary servers fail or are unavailable, it takes approximately 6 seconds to revert to the local database for authentication.
The following command configures the timeout interval for TACACS+ accounting authentication to 10 seconds:
configure tacacs-accounting timeout 10
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.