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Guest Tracking

We have recently been analyzing our current guest policies and I am wondering how others are tracking guest activity.  If all guests have unique ID's what is the best way to see who had what IP and when?  For instance if I was asked to find the user that had a specific IP last week where could this information be found?  Is syslog the best method?  Are most of you creating unique ID's for each guest?






Re: Guest Tracking

AirWave is likely your best bet in storing and reporting on this data.   AirWave can hold up to 550 days of client association data.   It may be possible to do this via syslog and/or SNMP traps, but I don't have any knowledge of doing it that way.    Also, if you need to be able to track this data, then unique IDs are your only real option.   Depending on your deployment enviornment, you may also need a way to validate the user is who they say they are.   Using ClearPass Guest, you can allow the user to register for a unique ID, but send the credentials to an email or SMS message; therefore validating the user in some other way.

Systems Engineer, Northeast USA

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