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DIAMETER: What is the method to generate a unique "session id" for a diameter session ?

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DIAMETER: What is the method to generate a unique "session id" for a diameter session ?
posted Mar 30, 2014 by Vimal Kumar Mishra

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Session-Id AVP is made using following format:
;;[;]

and are decimal representations of the
high and low 32 bits of a monotonically increasing 64-bit value. The
64-bit value is rendered in two part to simplify formatting by 32-bit
processors. At startup, the high 32 bits of the 64-bit value MAY be
initialized to the time, and the low 32 bits MAY be initialized to
zero. This will for practical purposes eliminate the possibility of
overlapping Session-Ids after a reboot, assuming the reboot process
takes longer than a second. Alternatively, an implementation MAY
keep track of the increasing value in non-volatile memory.

is implementation specific but may include a modem's
device Id, a layer 2 address, timestamp, etc.

Example, in which there is no optional value:
accesspoint7.acme.com;1876543210;523

Example, in which there is an optional value:
accesspoint7.acme.com;1876543210;523;mobile@200.1.1.88

The Session-Id is created by the Diameter application initiating the
session, which in most cases is done by the client. Note that a
Session-Id MAY be used for both the authorization and accounting
commands of a given application.

answer Mar 30, 2014 by Harshita
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I gone through the RFC4006 but didnt get the context of below paragraph

   Certain applications require multiple credit-control sub-sessions.
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