MAC based auth

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Nov 25 15:20:51 CET 2008

Hegedus Gabor wrote:
> read manuals but i don't know how can i  use  mac  based authentication.

  MAC based authentication is just configuring the server to accept the
user if the MAC is known.

> I used eap-tls and username/pass. It worked good.
> but when I not log on to the Windows server, I want to authenticate the
> computer, cos my server services have to reachable.
> pc try authenticate using name like host/PCNAME  but i don't know what
> is a password...

  It's in the Active Directory database.  Configure the server to do
MS-CHAP, and it should work for machine authentication.

> I think if i use mac address based auth., i don't need username/pass,
> simply enough a mac address.
> or is it a wrong idea?

  It might not work.

> how can i set it to use just mac addresses to authentication?I want
> authenticate the hardware not the user(cos the user is not logged on).

  Just return an Access-Accept if the MAC is OK... but that means the
users won't be authenticated, either.

  Alan DeKok.

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