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MAC and Network Asset Inventory on LDAP
- To: openldap-technical <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: MAC and Network Asset Inventory on LDAP
- From: Nick Milas <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:52:01 +0300
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We are planning on using FreeRadius for MAC-auth based on MAC addresses
(to be) stored on our OpenLDAP (in parallel to 802.1x using our
With that opportunity we would be aiming at starting a comprehensive
network asset inventory. So, I would like to ask people to share their
experience regarding storing MAC addresses and other device info on LDAP.
If using LDAP for device inventory, are you simply using device and
ieee802Device object classes (in core.schema and nis.schema
respectively), or you would suggest a more specialized/extensive schema
to be used instead or additionally (auxiliary object class(es))? Which?
An example method (found with some googling):
Of course, one could try to re-invent the wheel (custom schema, custom
apps), but I am sure there should be some well designed schema(s) around
for this purpose.
I think that it would also make sense, if possible, to be able to use a
storage format that can be leveraged by other open-source network assets
management software (like ocsinventory-ng or openipam, which however use
Any experiences/suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,