I think someone suggested this before, but if you add a RADIUS server
into the mix, doesn't that solve all your problems (at the price of
either another box or a hosted RADIUS account)?
I.e., instead of a MAC based model, you end up with a user based model
with all the admin options that a RADIUS server provides.
Quark IT - Hilton Travis wrote:
> 1. The ability to just disable a particular MAC/IP from being on the
> "Pass-Thru" or "Block" list, not having to delete it totally -
> somewhat like in the Firewall Rules section where a rule can be
> configured but disabled.
One hack that might prove workable for you for this item is to use the
Description field in a way that allows disable. E.g. something
Pass-through MAC listing before:
00:80:c8:ac:fb:64 Dan on 1st floor
Pass-through MAC listing after disabling:
99:99:99:99:99:01 Dan on 1st floor - 00:80:c8:ac:fb:64
I.e., put in a dummy MAC as a place-holder for Dan's info which is
actually in the comment. You could do something similar with IPs. I
posit that you could train someone to do this without too much hassle
(less hassle than gathering the MAC info in the first place :->).