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802.1X Terminology- Port ‘Closed’
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 07:03
Written by JJ
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Recently, I’ve been asked to explain my choice of terminology when describing 802.1X during various talks and presentations. One piece of verbiage I tend to use is that an 802.1X-enabled port is ‘shut off’ or ‘closed’ prior to endpoint authentication.

My choice of words seems to raise a few eyebrows with my audience. You, like several others, may ask- “That seems like an ‘untechnical’ term, shouldn’t you say it ‘disables’ the port?”  (more…)

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What is 802.1X? Here’s a Technology Primer for You
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 07:05
Written by JJ
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I run into two fundamental problems when I start to talk to customers or audiences about Network Access Control and its related standards and protocols. What are they? Number 1, most folks have no clue what 802.1X actually is. Number 2, for the most part, they don’t really understand what NAC is either. (more…)

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