IEEE 802.1x port access entity (PAE) authenticator

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May 22nd, 2007

I upgrade my 3560 to 122-25.SEE2 and the command dot1x pae authenticator is present under my interfaces. What is this command for? I didn't understand the explanations that I have found.

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sachinraja Wed, 05/23/2007 - 20:32

Hello thomas

this command is just an informational command added prior to 12.2-25SEE.. whenever you enable dot1x globally, and enable it on the interface with the "dot1x port-control auto" command, this command just adds up , by default. this just shows that it has enabled the authenticator functionality on the port. so, i really dont think you need to bother too much about this command :)

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00805a64d7.html#wp1025133

Hope this helps.. all the best . rate replies if found useful..

Raj

thomuff Thu, 05/24/2007 - 07:11

If I remove dot1x port control auto from the interface, should I remove the dot1x pae authenticator

sachinraja Thu, 05/24/2007 - 15:30

Hello thomas,

Yes. it is a good practice to remove the unused commands, if you arent using it :) you can knock off the pae authenticator command if you arent using dot1x :)

hope this helps. all the best. rate replies if found useful.

Raj

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