I’m trying to get a straight answer from Ruckus but they’re
giving me the runaround. I wanted to run my understanding of unleashed
authentication by you and make sure I understand it correctly.
unleashed master AP creates and stores a local database/table of
authenticated clients in the local flash.
an AP receives traffic from a client, authenticated or not, on the SSID
which has auth enabled, the AP queries the master; Requesting the devices
master AP receives this request and proceeds to compare the users MAC/IP
against the authentication database located in the flash.
a match is found, traffic is forwarded without further interruption.
a match is not found, an entry is created in the database showing the
device as unauthenticated. The landing page is served to the device. Once
authenticated, the entry is changed in the database.
2-3 are repeated for every Frame received.
Is my above understanding accurate? If so:
there a way to show the size/details of the authentication database?
- What is the max size of the database?
long is the device entry stored in the flash?
we modify that timer?
At several of our sites I believe that we are running into a
resource issue as the authentication database grows in size, the master AP is
unable to manage all of the users/takes too long to compare all traffic from
clients against the database.
All 10 sites are Ruckus unleashed on latest firmware. Four R510's are deployed in a cluster. When authentication is disabled, the sites work fine with no issues. When authentication is enabled, the site stops working after 2-3 days. Average device load is 70-200 devices depending on the time.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!