[wplug] Pitt Students: ResNet LAN Requirements for Linux?

Jason Carr jason at flacid.org
Thu Jun 29 11:28:45 EDT 2006

>From what I've heard, they converted most if not all of their dorms to
802.1X.  PPPoE probably was a decent attempt at keeping users
authenticated without actually installing software on each computer.
802.1X is pretty much standard now on all modern operating systems.

I'd love to hear what they actually do, it's pretty interesting to know
this stuff.

- Jason

Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> All:
> I was dating someone a while back (okay, last year) who had a flat in
> the Shenley Gardens.  The ResNet lan had PPPoE to the workstation
> endpoint. Is this deployment unique to that facility or is the use of
> authenticated ethernet drops growing?
> I know Litchfield is probably still DHCP (and probably still one big
> broadcast/collision domain), but what about other new facilities?
> For example:
> http://lahmu.phyast.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/awstats.pl?site=lahmu.phyast.pitt.edu&year=2002&month=01&lang=en
> dorms-pppoe-1-68-223.pittsburgh.resnet.pitt.edu
> ...actually according to this:
> http://technology.pitt.edu/documentation/Mac_QuickConnect.pdf
> It looks like they've ditched PPPoE for 802.1x instead.  PEAP with TLS
> would be PKI enabled two-phase authentication (Kerb/LDAP/RAIDIUS on the
> backend)
> Do MAC addresses need to be registered as well?  What's the current story?
> l8*
>     -lava
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