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RFC 3580, "IEEE 802.1X Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Usage Guidelines", September 2003

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 7268

See Also: RFC 3580 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 1503
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Avi Lior
Date Reported: 2008-09-12
Verifier Name: Nevil Brownlee
Date Verified: 2010-04-03

Section 3.21 says:

For IEEE 802.1X Authenticators, this attribute is used to store the
   Supplicant MAC address in ASCII format (upper case only), with octet
   values separated by a "-".  Example: "00-10-A4-23-19-C0".

It should say:

For IEEE Std 802.1X-2001 authenticators, this attribute is used to store
the Supplicant MAC address, represented as an ASCII character string in
Canonical format (see IEEE Std 802). For example, "00-10-A4-23-19-C0".


The IETF Informational RFC needed to specify that the representation of the MAC address is in Canonical Format.

This is the case in the IEEE document 802_1x-2001 which is the corrected text provided.

I would be okay if the authors wanted to use Supplicant MAC address instead of "bridge or Access Point" in the proposed corrected text.

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