[c-nsp] Can Cisco be used for LAC features?

James Bensley jwbensley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 06:49:17 EST 2014

> Hi James,
>> Does Cisco IOS not support more typical wholesale LAC features
>> operting on the output of RADIUS and also supporting the concept of
>> query RADIUS IP for all @domain1.net user and query RADIUS
>> for all @domain2.net user queries?
> I believe this is more easily handled by your RADIUS server proxying
> requests to the desired RADIUS server based on the @realm.  Certainly
> FreeRADIUS is a lot more configurable than IOS in this respect.

Yeah having stepped back for a minute I agree, RADIUS proxy is the way
to handle that.

>> I am labbing this with 7200 series routers running
>> c7200-advipservicesk9-mz.152-4.M7.bin. We also have ASRs but I was
>> hoping to stick to these very well known platforms first then try the
>> ASRs.
> For LAC/LNS applications I'd recommend looking at the S trains instead of
> the M trains.  Many of the service provider features/bugfixes are only
> present in these trains.  We use c7200-advipservicesk9-mz.151-3.S3.bin with
> good success.  15.2S is probably worth a look now, we standardised on this
> release a couple of years ago and just haven't moved because everything we
> need works for us.

Interesting point, I shall downlaod and test some S images, thanks!


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