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I-D ACTION:draft-irtf-aaaarch-pol-acct-01.txt



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	Title		: Policy-based Accounting
	Author(s)	: G. Carle, S. Zander, T. Zseby
	Filename	: draft-irtf-aaaarch-pol-acct-01.txt
	Pages		: 28
	Date		: 27-Nov-00
	
This draft describes policy-based accounting which is aimed at the
provisioning of flexibility for accounting architectures. Accounting
policies describe the configuration of an accounting architecture in
a standardized way. They are used to instrument the accounting
architecture and can be exchanged between AAA entities in order to
share configuration information.
This draft describes building blocks and message sequences for
policy-based accounting in AAA. Examples are given for the usage of
accounting policies in different scenarios. Furthermore it is shown
how accounting components can be integrated into the authorization
framework. This draft does not propose a language for the
description of accounting policies. It is rather assumed that a
suitable policy language can be chosen from existing or upcoming
standards.

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