FIREWALL IP-MAC FILTER / API ACCOUNTING - is used for Static IP addresses. When customer sets his/her IP address on the equipment manually.
If Splynx server is not reachable for router - this is not a problem. Splynx only updates router’s configuration from time to time.
PPP (RADIUS) / RADIUS ACCOUNTING - is used with PPPoE technology. Customer creates PPPoE connection on the PC with PPPoE login and password. Then he/she connects to PPPoE server, for example - Mikrotik router. PPPoE server sends RADIUS-request with customer’s credentials to RADIUS server (Splynx server) and RADIUS server answers to router with RADIUS-Accept (allow customer connection) or RADIUS-Reject (prohibit customer connection).
If Splynx server is not reachable - this is serious problem. Splynx server should be always online. Otherwise customers can’t establish PPPoE connection.
PPP (SECRETS) / API ACCOUNTING - is used with PPPoE technology too. Splynx server is not used for Authorization (directly). Splynx server copies PPPoE credentials (logins/passwords) to the router from time to time.
It is not required that Splynx server should be always reachable for the router.
API ACCOUNTING - Splynx server from time to time (every x minutes) enters to Mikrotik device (via Mikrotik API) and gets statistic.
RADIUS ACCOUNTING - Router (Mikrotik device) sends accounting statistic every x seconds to Splynx server using RADIUS accounting packets.