hi - Looking for info on how a secure network might be deployed when moving from desktops to laptops in a financial environment.
I was wondering how a device obtains an IP address when looking at a 802.1x environment ?
Does the client merely wait for all the EAP protocol exchanges to complete and then it issues a DHCP request ?
If it doesn't have an IP address, how is it communicating ? I'm guessing it would be MAC to MAC with the local switch, until such time it is assigned an IP address.
Is there a paper I can see that lays out all the basic exchanges until the client is actually up and running ?
Any other secure solutions that don't require talking to a Radius server ?