MAC Authentication with FreeRadius

A.L.M.Buxey at A.L.M.Buxey at
Fri Feb 22 12:30:09 CET 2013


>    1 - I was wondering if going through the tuto in wiki.freeradius is
>    necessary to be able to authenticate using the mac address ?
>    For one, that rewrite_calling_station_id generates an error at the run of
>    freeradius, plus I've seen some tutos that say that cisco Mac-auth-Bypass
>    can do the trick... 

Cisco MAB is a *method* you configure on the switch. it still needs a backend
to send the request to - eg a RADIUS server

>    2 - I can probably do it using the vmps and mac2vlan files supplied by
>    FreeRad, but in mac2vlan they say that radiusd.conf shows how to use it in
>    detail, but that's not the case ! 
>    So can you please provide a clear tutorial on how to use vmps with
>    freeradius?

the example VMPS stuff provided gives a clear start. you can either have a flat list
of MACs or stick then into a DB and have the VMPS module query the DB. 


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