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Mon, Jul 29, 2013 4:27 PM

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Smartway timing

I am curious what the status is on Smartway release? I could really use some of those features before school starts back up!

Thanks,
Bob

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70 Points

7 years ago

I will add also we have been waiting for this since July. I have taken much heat on behalf of Ruckus delaying the release of 9.7.

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11K Points

7 years ago

I know, and the original plan was to get it released during summer breaks so schools could use it for the school year.

[via XKCD]

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854 Points

7 years ago

I must say I applaud the decision to wait. It seems like vendors far too often rush releases to market to check off the "we do that too" box and then as IT professionals we get beat up by end users when things don't work. If you think your end users are mad now, give them a new feature that creates problems where there weren't any before.... that gets ugly fast..... *cough* channelfly *cough*.

But like everything else, communicating early and often is key with this... and I think it's critical that Ruckus communicate with as much detail as possible.

I think publishing some technical documentation on exactly how this is going to work would help everyone because 1) it would confirm that the feature set really does exist and 2) give folks time to start planning network infrastructure changes to accommodate this.

Jeff (Need a different face icon for "it's Friday at 6:00 PM and I really should be at home now").

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11K Points

7 years ago

Let's see if this formats decently:

Enabling Bonjour Gateway
BonjourTM is Apple’s implementation of a zero-configuration networking protocol for Apple
devices over IP. It allows OS X and iOS devices to locate other devices such as printers, file
servers and other clients on the same broadcast domain and use the services offered without
any network configuration required.
Multicast applications such as Bonjour require special consideration when being deployed over
wireless networks. Bonjour only works within a single broadcast domain, which is usually a small
area.This is by design to prevent flooding a large network with multicast traffic. However, in
some situations, a user may want to offer Bonjour services from one VLAN to another.
ZoneDirector’s Bonjour Gateway feature addresses this requirement by providing an mDNS
proxy service configurable from the Web interface to allow administrators to specify which
types of Bonjour services can be accessed from/to which VLANs.
In order for the Bonjour Gateway to function, the following network configuration requirements
must be met:
• The target networks must be segmented into VLANs.
• VLANs must be mapped to different SSIDs.
• The controller must be connected to a VLAN trunk port.84
Configuring System Settings
Enabling Bonjour Gateway
Additionally, if the VLANs to be bridged by the gateway are on separate subnets the network
has to be configured to route traffic between them.
Creating a Bonjour Gateway Rule
The Bonjour Gateway is essentially a list of rules for mapping services from one VLAN to
another.
To configure rules for bridging Bonjour services across VLANs
1. Go to Configure > Bonjour Gateway.
2. Click Create New in the Bridge Service table to create a new Bonjour service rule.
3. In the Create New form, configure the following options:
• Bridge Service: Select the Bonjour service from the list.
• From VLAN: Select the VLAN from which the Bonjour service will be advertised.
• To VLAN: Select the VLAN to which the service should be made available.
• Notes: Add optional notes for this rule.
4. Click OK to save your changes.
5. Repeat for any additional rules.
6. Select the check box next to Enable Bonjour gateway and click the Apply button.
Figure 49. Create a new Bonjour Gateway rule85
Configuring System Settings
Enabling Bonjour Gateway



Example Network Setup
The following example illustrates how ZoneDirector’s Bonjour Gateway can be used to allow
users to access Bonjour resources on different VLANs in a school setting, where access to
certain resources must generally be separated between teachers and students, but where
sharing may sometimes be necessary.
Assume a network with three VLANs mapped to separate SSIDs, all on separate subnets or
multicast domains. The three segments host different devices for different users:
• Classroom SSID (VLAN 100): WEP authentication, includes an iMac desktop for file sharing
and iOS Sync for backup, and an Apple TV attached to a projector.
• Teachers SSID (VLAN 200): 802.1X authentication for a MacBook and iPad, needs to have
access to all classroom resources.
• Students SSID (VLAN 300): Students have a separate SSID with no authentication, they must
be able to backup their iPads to the classroom iMac but should not have access to the
Apple TV or File Sharing services.
Figure 50. Sample Bonjour Gateway configuration for a classroom scenario



In this example, the teacher gains access to AirPlay, AirPrint, iCloud Sync and File Sharing, while
students are given access to iCloud Sync and AirPrint only.

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256 Points

7 years ago

Any updates on a release date please since we have passed December?

thanks.

17 Messages

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256 Points

7 years ago

Any news on this since December has now passed ?

thanks

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256 Points

7 years ago

Are suppliers have now passed this onto us i look forward to implementing it now

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80 Points

7 years ago

"• VLANs must be mapped to different SSIDs."

Does this mean that this feature will ONLY work for wireless to wireless VLANS? So a StaffWiFi SSID connected Macbook, would still be unable to connect to a printer on the MiddleSchool ethernet VLAN?

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82 Points

Hi Wil, I've been playing around with this and not having much luck with wired VLAN to Wireless VLAN. I can't say that I have fully tested so might be something else but suspecting that it is WiFi to WiFi only...very happy to be corrected!

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256 Points

7 years ago

It should cross to wired lan as well, we have all our teachers pc's setup on the school ip range 10.64.x.x running air server

Our student ipads use a 192.168.x.x range on a vlan from a vlan'd dhcp box (our smoothwall filtering solution)

we can see and connect to the pc's using the new bridging, we are having difficulty with air print though only one printer at a time is showing and this week the printer is different from the one which was appearing last week???

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82 Points

Interesting - I was playing around with AirPrint and not having much luck - assumed that it was a Wired/WiFi limitation, but if you have AirPlay (using AirServer) working then might be something else. Much more testing needed.

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11K Points

Please open a support case. We've got one known issue with airprint that you may be seeing.

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256 Points

support ticket raised no= 00148433, fingers crossed an update will be soon pushed out

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70 Points

7 years ago

We experience the same AirPrint issues. Only the first available is broadcasted. THis only happens on IOS devices. Mac OS can see all printers. They are on the same SSID.

17 Messages

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256 Points

7 years ago

Yes Neil we are experiencing the exact same issues, Mac on the vlan sees all the printers, but ipads only see one???
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Former Employee

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44.8K Points

7 years ago

iOS devices only seeing one (or no) AirPrinter is ER-1130 under investigation, hopefully will be fixed by 9.7 MR1.
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Former Employee

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6 years ago

Update, additional work on ER-1130 postponed it till 9.7.2 which we expect very soon.

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70 Points

6 years ago

Thanks for sharing .