Integration with FreeRadius to work 802.1x and dynamic VLANs

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Jun 17 08:21:46 MDT 2014


There is no integration between the two.  802.1x is a network access control
protocol.  It works at a much lower level than Samba.  802.1x controls
whether or not your device (workstation, tablet, smartphone, etc.) is
permitted to send packets on the network.  Samba provides network file
services.  These things occur at very different layers in the protocol stack.

The only integration that would be sensible would be to use a common
authentication database.  Samba might be useful there.  Once again, that
integration would occur well above the 802.1x layer.

Chris -)-----

On 06/16/2014 07:49 PM, Nivio wrote:
> Guys, good night. I'm studying Samba 4, but I don't get to find anything
> about this integration. Please is there any way to integrate Samba 4 to
> Freeradius to work 802.1x and dynamic VLANs in my network. Thanks.

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