HPE Comware problem with mac authentication and printer

Hello Guys,

last week I received a message from a customer that there are problems with network printers since the firmware update to version 3507.
The problem was that it took a long time for a printer to start printing when the printer was in energy-saving mode.

For testing, I had firmly packed a printer into the printer VLAN without authentication and the problem was gone.

After a bit of trial and error and with the help of HPE support, we wereable to find a solution.

I add 2 more entries to the port configuration created by Michel

These are
mac-authentication timer auth-delay 10
undo mac-authentication offline-detect enable

interface range GigabitEthernet1/0/1 to GigabitEthernet1/0/48
 port link-type hybrid
 port hybrid vlan 1 untagged
 mac-vlan enable
 stp edged-port
 poe enable
 undo dot1x handshake
 undo dot1x multicast-trigger
 dot1x unicast-trigger
 dot1x re-authenticate server-unreachable keep-online
 mac-authentication re-authenticate server-unreachable keep-online
 mac-authentication timer auth-delay 10
 mac-authentication host-mode multi-vlan
 undo mac-authentication offline-detect enable
 mac-authentication parallel-with-dot1x
 port-security port-mode userlogin-secure-or-mac-ext
 loopback-detection enable vlan 1 to 4094
 loopback-detection action shutdown

And so it goes again 😀


Have a nice day!

2 thoughts on “HPE Comware problem with mac authentication and printer”

  1. This is a nice catch of the timeout that is happening. Would you mind to share how you have setup the server(s) doing the authentication ?
    I.E what is the backend ?


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