MAC ADDRESS FROM EAP METHOD LEVEL

Fernando fbernal at um.es
Fri Feb 27 05:49:28 EST 2009


Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:28:56AM +0100, Fernando wrote:
>
>   
>> How can I obtain the MAC ADDR, where the supplicant is attached, from a 
>> EAP METHOD?
>>     
>
> There is no generic mechanism for this. In addition, please note that
> EAP can be used on top of transports that do not even use MAC addresses.
> I would assume you are talking about a case where IEEE 802.1X/EAPOL is
> used and the "MAC ADDR" would be referring to the MAC address of the
> Authenticator. Is that correct?
    Yes.
>  Could you please describe what this
> address would be used for inside the EAP method?
>   
Becasue I want to store all the MAC ADDRs of the authenticators where 
the peer has been attached. It is for optimizacion purposes.





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