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What is 802.1x Client Scaling feature ?

  • 3 November 2020
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I’ve found this feature in 220 Series datasheet.

Anyone knows what is this functionality for ?

Found no info in “200 series administration guide” (?).

 

 

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Robert

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Best answer by Sam Pirok 2 December 2020, 16:17

Hi Robert, thank you for your patience while we looked in to this for you. That feature refers to how the 200 series interacts with authentication. Once a client authenticates on a port, the port is open.  Where the scaling aspect comes into play is that if for example you have a dumb hub with several clients and one of the clients authenticates with 802.1x what ever attributes the client receives grants all of the clients on that port the same.  So scaling seems to mean one authentication for many clients. 

Please let me know if I can clarify anything. Hope that helps!

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Hi Robert, I’m looking in to this for you but I’m unable to find 802.1x Client Scaling referenced in the 200 series admin guide, could you tell me what section/page you’re seeing that feature listed on?

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Hello Sam,

 

I’ve only found it in 210 series DS:

https://cloud.kapostcontent.net/pub/538c7434-d714-4353-96b3-99e997a7e783/210-series-data-sheet.pdf?kui=9WMfv74bvwku45g5brHy2Q

not in admin guide.

 

 

REGARDS

Robert

 

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Hi Robert, I’m sorry for the long wait here. I just wanted to let you know I’m still looking in to this for you and I’ll update this thread as soon as I know more. Thank you very much for your patience so far. 

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Hi Sam, no pressure - just let me know when you find something.

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Hi Robert, thank you for your patience while we looked in to this for you. That feature refers to how the 200 series interacts with authentication. Once a client authenticates on a port, the port is open.  Where the scaling aspect comes into play is that if for example you have a dumb hub with several clients and one of the clients authenticates with 802.1x what ever attributes the client receives grants all of the clients on that port the same.  So scaling seems to mean one authentication for many clients. 

Please let me know if I can clarify anything. Hope that helps!

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Hi Sam,

Your answer seems to be clear for me.

 

Thank you.

Robert

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