Aliases for MAC addresses?



  • Would it make sense to be able to have an alias for a MAC address as well as the ip, network and port options? If these were then used for static mappings in the DHCP server it could save a little bit of double-handling in some scenarios yeah?



  • Yeah that would be really nice



  • IMO this wouldnt make much sense.
    The aliases are to be used in rules.
    You cant use MAC addresses in any rules.
    The DHCP server doesnt have any rules.
    All it has is a list of MAC addresses.

    Would it make a difference if you handle the list in the aliases or on the DHCP config page?
    You still have to edit/manage a list no matter where it is.



  • The captive portal doesn't use aliases for pass through IPs and has to use unwieldy MAC addresses for pass through as well. If there were aliases for MAC addresses they could be used to define static mappings as well as used in the captive portal. I have to change settings in 4 places at the moment if a client adapter changes; static mapped DHCP address, static mapped IP alias, CP pass through MAC, CP pass through IP. It seems there could be a way to make this one step but I don't know if it's possible.

    @GruensFroeschli:

    IMO this wouldnt make much sense.
    The aliases are to be used in rules.
    You cant use MAC addresses in any rules.
    The DHCP server doesnt have any rules.
    All it has is a list of MAC addresses.

    Would it make a difference if you handle the list in the aliases or on the DHCP config page?
    You still have to edit/manage a list no matter where it is.


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