We recently learned, that switches will all get 802.1X security/authentication
features (means, you have to authenticate on the switch with 802.1X before
the switch opens the Ethernet port). M$, ENTERASYS and probably CISCO are
supporters/initiators of this standard, so in the not so far future, VMS will
probably have another disadvantage if it doesn't get an 802.1X client, too.
Do you already know of (HPQ's) plans for such an extension ?
Anyone already ported a freeware client (like from http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
Network and OpenVMS system specialist
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