[Kea-users] Authenticate cable modems

Nick Urbanik nicku at nicku.org
Thu Dec 29 10:57:45 UTC 2016

Dear Francis,

Thank you for your helpful reply.

On 29/12/16 08:34 +0000, Francis Dupont wrote:
>Nick Urbanik writes:
>> We authenticate cable modems using ISC dhcp patched to look up the MAC
>> address from the DHCPDISCOVER in LDAP to determine what profile the
>> modem should have.
>> I'd like to change to using Kea, if that is sensible.
>> We need to find a way to authenticate the modems to provide the
>> service that the customer is paying for.  Can anyone suggest a
>> strategy for doing that sort of thing with Kea?
>=> you can use classification for simple cases and a hook for
>complex cases, both without a patch in the code.

Do you think this scales nicely to 500,000 users?  Would we provision
the MAC addresses and profiles into mariadb, or would we be able to
hook in LDAP?  We aren't scared of a bit of coding to write the
hooks.  We like writing in Perl, but we can do C++ and other languages
if necessary.
Nick Urbanik             http://nicku.org           nicku at nicku.org
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