[unisog] Computer Registration

Simon Kissler Simon.Kissler at valpo.edu
Fri Jun 7 00:11:38 GMT 2002

Actually a system that I am working on that will hopefully work for wired
ports (different story with wireless, but then that's its own hot pot
anyways around here) is to have the ports in student's rooms be on an
isolated vlan where all they can access is the registration server. When
they have registered (properly) the registration server (already existing
homegrown solution) will give them a dhcp/bootp address and move their
port into our resnet vlan. This has evolved from our initial plan of
disabling all resnet ports initially until a student registers the port.
How well it will work ... I should know by the end of summer (hopefully).


On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Ben Curran wrote:

> How do you apply this with hosts across subnets?
> Also, how do you handle the administrative side of registering hosts mac addresses?
> Do you have an online form for registering hosts? Do you use this policy for DHCP as
> well? (deny unknown hosts)
> Ben Curran
> On 5 Jun 2002, at 15:30, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> We put all MACs in the hosts.master file and then refuse
> connections if a reverse lookup fails.
> --On Wednesday, June 05, 2002 11:59 AM -0500 Bryan
> McLaughlin <bsm14096 at ad.creighton.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone had success with a product or technique for
> > registering computer before granting access University
> > resources?  We spend a lot of time tracking down the
> > owner of infected or compromised computers. I would like
> > to be able to easily identify the owner/location of most
> > machines on the network, including roaming student
> > laptops.  How do others handle this situation.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
> Supervisor of Support Services
> The University of Texas at Dallas
> AVIEN Founding Member

Simon Kissler                                   Simon.Kissler at valpo.edu
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