Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Etaoin Shrdlu <shrdlu@×××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] switch port identification
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 08:19:22
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] switch port identification by "Stefán István"
1 On Tuesday 30 May 2006 09:53, Stefán István wrote:
3 > We have a small network with two 24 port switches. We assign ip
4 > address to clients by dhcp based on the clients mac address, and have
5 > a pool of addresses for guest notebooks. My problem is that if someone
6 > plugs a notebook into the network and gets an ip then I can't find out
7 > the location of the machine. Is it possible to get the information
8 > that in which port of the switch is the notebook connected to?
10 That depends on the capabilities of the switch. For example, many 3Com's
11 have a http-based management interface that permit monitoring each
12 single ethernet port; among the various info, you can see the MAC
13 address(es) of the station(s) connected to the port(s).
14 Other models have even more sophisticated management functions.
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