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Registered: ‎03-12-2012

Oversubscribed un-authenticated users

Hi

 

The issue is this

We have the Aruba advertising 2 SSIDs. Both of the networks are open, and users connect automatically (they get a private IP), but cannot go anywhere with that IP.

They are then prompted to authenticate via WPA (Aruba Radius/Ldap) or SSL (on Juniper SA).

The problem is that alot of the available IPs that an AP can handle are taken up with users devices automatically connecting, but the users dont authenticate. Users who then wish to authenticate are having issues connecting as the APs connection table is full.

 

Is there a way that with some nominal timeout, that sessions that arent authenticated, are then dropped by the AP, thereby freeing up valuable space for the authenticated users. And thos users that are dropped will then have to reconnect and authenticate should they require access????

 

Thanks

G

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Posts: 20,782
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Oversubscribed un-authenticated users

Please see the thread here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/ArubaOS-and-Mobility-Controllers/Are-Unwanted-Guests-Consuming-Lots-of-IP-Addresses/m-p/26378/highlight/true#M1933

 

zjennings suggestion is probably one of the best I have heard in awhile.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-12-2012

Re: Oversubscribed un-authenticated users

thanks for that. I did read it.

Where can I set the lease timeout for these unauthenticated users?

And would this only affect the unauthenticated users and not the authenticated users?

Thanks

G

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Posts: 20,782
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Oversubscribed un-authenticated users

The poster was talking about the DHCP lease.  That would affect both authenticated and non-authenticated users.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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