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cmutwiwa

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Access Restriction (MAC ACL)
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:32:18 AM »
Is it possible to allow only know devices (by MAC address - MAC ACL) to have access to the network? there is already a similar feature for the DHCP server (only allow devices in reservation list), it doesnt work when IPs are assigned manually.

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Re: Access Restriction (MAC ACL)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 04:13:10 PM »
If you're wanting to use this feature for wireless clients it offers a false sense of security. I'm sure you're aware that mac addresses can easily be spoofed.

Are you asking for this feature for dynamically assigned IP addresses from the DHCP server? If so, I think the only reason it wasn't ever implemented was because it's not really secure. I guess it could be useful on a LAN with clients that aren't wireless based.

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Re: Access Restriction (MAC ACL)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 02:37:01 PM »
I guess it could be useful on a LAN with clients that aren't wireless based.
Yes for LAN with clients that aren't wireless based...it would be useful.

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Re: Access Restriction (MAC ACL)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 01:20:47 PM »
What is your actual use case?

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Re: Access Restriction (MAC ACL)
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 08:52:45 PM »
You realize that hard coded IPs talking to other devices on the lan have nothing to do with the firewall, right?  So there is no way to block local communication.