Radius and port 77

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Wed Nov 23 14:49:24 UTC 2022

On Nov 23, 2022, at 9:40 AM, Pascal Legrand <pascal.legrand at univ-orleans.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
> i'm using radius authentication (freeradius) on alcatel switchs and i can see in freeradius logs this kind of message :
> Login OK: [XXXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXX] (from client Switch port 77 cli XXXXXXXXXXXX)
> Does someone could explain me what means "port 77"

  It's something sent by your switch to describe which port the user is using.

  Historically, these were things like ports on a 24-port switch.  So port 1..24.  Now, who knows what it means.

  So, see the switch documentation to see what it means by port 77 vs port 78.

  Alan DeKok.

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