Help with FreeRadius + Switch + Mac Based Auth - question

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jun 5 07:57:00 CEST 2008

Daniel Machado Grilo wrote:
> Do I need to have supplicants even so i want to authenticate
> with the mac-address, or could it be that this switch doesn't
> support this, and the normal behaviour should be that the switch
> asks RADIUS to have access showing the machine credentials (MAC Address)!?

  Supplicants don't do MAC address authentication.

  If MAC authentication doesn't work when you turn on 802.1x, then the
switch doesn't support MAC and 802.1x.

  Alan DeKok.

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