IP assignment and authenticated port

Sarah Thomas sarah040.thomas at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 01:02:04 EST 2015


  The intention is to port hostapd on a wired switch. So, wanted to
understand, whether there will be any interaction between dhcp server and
the port authorization by 802.1x?  I read somewhere, only after the port is
authenticated by 802.1x, IP address will be assigned to the clients and
layer 3 communication will start between the client and switch. So wanted
to know, how this port authorization info is communicated to dhcp server?


On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 2:02 AM, Arend van Spriel <arend at broadcom.com> wrote:

> On 02/02/15 21:05, Alan DeKok wrote:
>> On Feb 2, 2015, at 2:13 PM, Arend van Spriel<arend at broadcom.com>  wrote:
>>> That was not the question. The question is how the DHCP server can
>>> determine whether it is ok to respond to the incoming request.
>>    That’s a question for the internal implementation of the switch.  I
>> don’t see why the question is being asked here.  This list isn’t a “how to
>> write a switch” discussion list.
> Agree. But given all the other questions from Sarah it seems she is using
> hostap to do the 802.1x port authorization.
> Regards,
> Arend
>     Alan DeKok.
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