US Patent No. 9,408,057

ACCOUNTING METHOD AND DEVICE


Patent No. 9,408,057
Issue Date August 02, 2016
Title Accounting Method And Device
Inventorship Jianjie You, Shenzhen (CN)
Huaibin Wang, Shenzhen (CN)
Liang Fan, Shenzhen (CN)
Chunhui Zhu, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,408,057

1. An accounting method, comprising:
transmitting, by a Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), a second Accounting-Request message to an Authentication Authorization
Accounting (AAA) server after receiving a first Accounting-Request message from an Access Controller (AC), wherein the first
Accounting-Request message is used for activating the BNG to execute an accounting operation; and

transmitting, by the BNG, a second Accounting-Stop message to the AAA server after receiving a first Accounting-Stop message
from the AC, wherein the first Accounting-Stop message is used for activating the BNG to stop the accounting operation;

wherein in case of absence of Network Address Port Translation (NAPT) on the AC, at least one of the following is carried
in the first Accounting-Request message or the second Accounting-Request message: an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a UE,
a user identity of the UE, a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the UE; and

wherein in case of presence of NAPT on the AC, at least one of the following is carried in the first Accounting-Request message
or the second Accounting-Request message: a public IP address and port set of the UE, a user identity of the UE, a MAC address
of the UE.