3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2014 7:39 AM by Kurt H

    UDT and Device Types

    j sachs

      I AM SURE WE'VE ALL DEALT WITH THIS FROM TIME TO TIME....


      PC's were getting re-imaged this week at one of our facilities.  A few PC's were receiving 192.168.X.X IP's.    What I found was that this facility had two Planet Network routers (who?  Yes Planet Networks) that were connected to two different switches.   Once I found them, it was easy to remove... just shut the port down and see who called in to complain .

       

      Here's my question:

       

      We all know that the first 6 of a MAC determines the manufacture.  Would it make sense to have some sort of MAC Lookup database within UDT?  Maybe something on the summary page that shows a count of each manufacture/device type that are connected to all switch ports? Would that be too much?

       

      I guess I could create a white list, but that is similar to a NAC solution without the blocking part. With 25+ thousand devices that could get old real quick.

       

      If I could create a white list based off of device types now that would be easier.

       

      I know one problem would be that not all MAC address lookups are straight forward.  Sometimes,  MAC lookups do not return the manufacture that you would think.