[unisog] 802.1x for wired LAN's

Lappa, Joseph jlappa at exchange.cis.pitt.edu
Wed May 14 13:06:55 GMT 2003


Hi,

  We are looking into as well.  We are debating the client issue 
though.  Our campus has basically every flavor of OS and there
just aren't clients for 802.1x.  We are looking at other alternatives
such as AAA authentication via Cisco FW IOS, BlueSocket, and others.

-Joe Lappa

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Wright [mailto:Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu] 
> Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:41 PM
> To: unisog at sans.org
> Subject: [unisog] 802.1x for wired LAN's
> 
> 
> Has anyone deployed 802.1x authentication for their wired 
> networks?  Many of the deployments of 802.1x have focused on 
> using EAP types that are appropriate for securing wireless 
> LAN's (using EAPOL-Key distribution, for instance), but it 
> sounds like 802.1x has a lot more potential in providing 
> AAA-style services for wired networks.
> 
> What kind of deployments are in use for wired-networks?  What 
> clients, EAP methods are people using?  What challenges were 
> encountered in deploying this technology?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -Joshua Wright
> Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu
> 



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