VMPS - Initial project ideas

Hairy51 hairy51 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 12 11:28:51 CET 2008

Excellent, thanks for all your comments guys - i have managed to successfully
download, compile and install the Freeradius 2.1.1 application and have
delved into the vmpsd.conf.inf file

Is there any documentation out there on how to get a basic VMPS system up
and running? I am purely in the testing stages at the moment, but would like
to get the box attached to a switch and begin responding to VMPS requests as
quick as possible...

Any inout much appreciated,



Hairy51 wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am just about to start a project to remove the VMPS system from an aging
> catalyst switch and i would like to investigate the possibilty of using
> FreeRadius for this.
> We currently have about 1500 hosts that rely on VMPS for dynamic
> assignment and an ideal solution would be to move the VMPS service onto a
> server (Or multiple servers) with as little interuptions to users as
> possible.
> Also, for simplicities sake it would be great if we could re-use the
> current Static VMPS file that the catalyst switch uses. 
> I have looked into FreeNAC as a solution, but want to investigate other
> ways of acheiving this. We do not really need to do anything other than
> assign (or block) VLANs, so the extra functionality of FreeNAC is not
> needed at this point.
> Considering i am coming from a limited Linux background, how hard would it
> be for me to acheive this using FreeRADIUS? Does it sound feasible? I am
> really looking for a bit of advice from those with experience of the
> FreeRADIUS application and who know of the potential pit-falls and
> complications that we may face!
> Many thanks - any comments or idea's much appreciated...
> Cheers
> Jonathan

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