IP assignment and authenticated port

Sarah Thomas sarah040.thomas at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 14:27:20 EST 2015


Thanks.

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 12:22 AM, Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at computer.org>
wrote:

> On 03/02/15 19:40, Sarah Thomas wrote:
> >   Final understanding - DHCP broadcast messages are not accepted by the
> > switch till the port is authenticated. Only after the port is
> > authenticated, broadcast message will be accepted , for which DHCP reply
> > message holding the IP address for the client will come.  Please correct
> > the understanding if its wrong.
>
> Correct, but it can be generalised even further. The switch port should
> reject /all/ traffic from/to a port other than 802.1x until that port is
> authenticated.
>
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