VLAN assigment and Alcatel Omniswitch 7800

Oxiel Contreras oxielc at yahoo.it
Tue Feb 13 21:02:24 CET 2007

Hello Marcel

> I suggest you look into chapter 22 of your 7700/7800/8800 Network
> Configuration Guide, where dot1x is explained. Somewhere in the first
> few pages of this chapter is an explanation of assigning users to VLANs
> based on RADIUS authentication. Authenticated VLAN appears to be
> something completely different (although it uses RADIUS and assigns
> VLANs to users, the methods are different, probably more like a captive
> portal). It looks like you'll need to provide the VLAN number in a VSA
> (see chapter 20).

I did read it, that's why i began to try this setup at the first place, but 
i've to confess my ignorance about the VSA topic, didn't understand it 
completely until recently, thanks a lot for your help.

> Because I work at Alcatel-Lucent (as you can probably see from my e-mail
> address), a big fat disclaimer is in place: This mail does not represent
> Alcatel-Lucent in any way. Everything I have written in this mail is
> either my opinion or information I interpreted from publically available
> documents (I found the manuals through Google on a server that, judging
> from its name, is open for public access). I don't work in a department
> that has anything to do with Omniswitches and have not used them myself.
> Because of that, this information may be inaccurate or even plain wrong,
> Alcatel-Lucent is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.
> I'm just trying to be helpful here based on what I know.

Indeed you were right, and i was wrong, at least according to what i was told 
from support at first consult.

For your tranquillity and my happiness :) it happens that no licenses were 
needed to support this task, i'll let you know what is the final setup and 

Thanks for your help again.

Best regards

Chiacchiera con i tuoi amici in tempo reale! 

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