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AOS-CX equivalent to "controlled-direction" in aaa port-access

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  • 1.  AOS-CX equivalent to "controlled-direction" in aaa port-access

    Posted Apr 27, 2022 03:08 PM
    Does the CX switch line have a configuration option for limiting only incoming traffic on a 802.1X-aware port in a pre-auth state?  Use case is active ping sweeps for devices in the pre-auth VLAN that do not send an Ethernet frame otherwise, so they can pass MAB (and also in Wake-on-LAN scenarios?)

    Daniel Waites

  • 2.  RE: AOS-CX equivalent to "controlled-direction" in aaa port-access

    Posted Apr 28, 2022 03:15 AM
    Hi Daniel

    there is no exact equivalent on ArubaOS-CX for this command. However, have a look at "port-access allow-flood-traffic" and "aaa authentication port-access allow-lldp-bpdu" commands, which could do the job in your case.


    Best regards,

    Thomas Siegenthaler

  • 3.  RE: AOS-CX equivalent to "controlled-direction" in aaa port-access

    Posted Apr 28, 2022 03:20 AM

    The following command should provide similar effect. It allows outgoing BUM traffic on an unauthenticated port.

    port-access allow-flood-traffic {enable | disable}
    Enables or disables transmission of flood traffic, such as broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast
    messages through a security enabled port on which no client has been authenticated.
    By default, transmission of flood traffic is disabled.
    This command can be used to allow Wake-on-LAN packets on security enabled ports, before a client is

    Enabling flood traffic on a port:
    switch(config-if)# port-access allow-flood-traffic enable

    Emil Gogushev