MAC address to DEVICE-NAME table?

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I'm looking for some sort of way to map MAC addresses to a human readable string (like Steves-iPhone). As I collect and map MAC's I could place them in a Database, Text File, LDAP or Active Directory table. This would make the various management screens easier to track devices for the sake of debugging.

Is this possible? Has anyone done it?

Also, I'm running a ZD1000 with the "9.3.4.0 build 15" firmware.

Thanks,
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Steve Rosen

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Bittu, Employee

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Hello Steven,

I see you contacted support regarding the above mentioned question, kindly let me know if the suggestion provided was useful in resolving your issue or not.

Thanks
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Steve Rosen

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The support agent (via chat) told me there was no official way to do this. I was just reaching out to the community to see if anyone wrote any sort of extensions or tools to make this type of substitution.

Could it become a feature in future versions?

-Steve
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Keith - Pack Leader

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Just for completeness, I'll mention that the workaraound offered was a browser plugin (RegX for Chrome) which essentially does a DOM re-write of the ZD web pages and will substitute (via regular expression matches) one "word" (in this case a MAC address) with another (the name). I would bet GreaseMonkey for FF would be able to do the same (Sorry IE fans...)

I'll have to be blunt - it won't ever happen for the ZD1000. We aren't developing for that platform anymore and 9.3.4 is the last release (ask you reseller about ZD1100 trade-ins though - we're offering some good deals)

I will mention this to our product managers, in particular our ZD Remote App team - we can be a bit more agile with features there.
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Aaron Katske

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It would be nice to map names to Mac's. we are using ACLs and I have to keep a spreadsheet so I know whom I have added and not......
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Steve,

Anticipating your request we have a feature introduced in 9.4 that discovers both the host name and OS type of the device and puts this into the monitor-> clients table!

Here is a quick screen snap so you can what I'm talking about.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9...
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Jelle Alten

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This will not work on the zd1000, right?

Just out of curiosity, how do you actually get this information? I am trying to do something similar (developing an iPhone app), but I find it is not easy at all to retrieve the hostname let alone the OS on the device. It seems it is only possible using a combination of Bonjour, NetBIOS and UPnP. Is that what you do?
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Everything depends on what version of ZD firmware you're running. AFAIK: the ZD1000 can't run the latest version. but... I posted a link to a linux script that does exactly what Steve wanted. I think it needs to be tweaked to work with 9.7 firmware but it worked perfectly with 9.6.1
Let me know if you have trouble with it.
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Keith - Pack Leader

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right - ZD1000 updates stop at 9.3.4
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jeffrey kohl

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Now if we can just get the hostname into syslog to feed to our firewall
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Bill Burns, AlphaDog

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You're probably better off using IP addresses there anyway, otherwise you'd be trusting whatever name someone manually configured on their device. (if you're talking about the automatically discovered OS/hostname information provided by Ruckus controllers) ..or maybe you wanted the hostname in addition to the IP/MAC for extra info. I just wouldn't want to automate any action based on user provided hostnames.
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Aaron Katske

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This really doesn't address (my) the concern. The problem is that we have a long list in the ACL but we don't know to which device the MAC belongs. What if they haven't logged in?
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John Olsthoorn

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Did you look at snmp / MIB to collect this data? There is documentation on this in the downloads section of the support site.
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Susan Arnold

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I just upgraded to 9.5.3.0 build 44 and it does as you have asked - I wanted the same thing. My users do not log in. If there is a name set on the device itself, it displays on the Monitor > Active Clients page. I *love* it. Now to just get the users to give more descriptive device name than "My iPad"!
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Here's a script that builds an "offline database" (text file) containing mac-address, hostname and operating system of each wifi client.
https://github.com/bot779/ruckusconf/...

Each time the script is run, it adds the currently associated clients to the database.

I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.
It's not integrated w/ a GUI, but it is useful for certain commandline / scripted uses.
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abhishek sharma

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how to ip address of ruckus 2211
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mehdi koraichi

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hi, how can i get the hostname and osType of the stations connected to an AP via SNMP.  I want to get the informations in the clients table via snmp, thanks in advance