Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 415371
RFE: wired 802.1X support
Last modified: 2008-05-02 10:39:11 EDT
Given all the code bits are there for WPA Enterprise, I'm a little surprised NM
can't do 802.1X authentication over a wired link.
While the Holy Grail might be to offer a dialog if EAP packets are found on the
wire, maybe it'd be acceptable in the short-term to offer a second "Wired"
option like "Wired (with 802.1X authentication)"?
Hi Dan, I see from your latest blog entries
that this feature is now in NM 0.6 / F7. Is it slated for NM 0.7 / F8 too?
Yes, it's slated for 0.7 in F8/F9 too. Tambet is currently working on it I believe.
Update: the code for this is currently in NetworkManager, but some GUI bits are
Works for me using 0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9. Very nice :)
I do note that when I plug in the wire it leaves the wireless interface
1. After 802.1X both interfaces are hooked up to the same (identity-driven) VLAN
2. I have two different IP addresses on the same subnet
3. My routing table shows an entry for the same subnet via each interface
Is this expected behaviour? Do the routing metrics make everything Just Work?
I guess a suitably scary option might allow me to hook both interfaces into a
Linux bridge, but this only works sanely when they're on the same VLAN and if
you're super-careful in avoiding loops. The advantage of this, though, is that
my SSH sessions never break :)
But I digress. Thanks for enabling wired 802.1X :)
Yeah, since 0.7 has multiple active connection support, NM will just switch the
default route to the "best" device. It will bring up any connection marked
"autoconnect" on any suitable device.