Month: February 2013

CDP / LLDP Fun

Problem: You want to know which switch and what port your Linux machine is connected to? Solution: If the switch does CDP (all Cisco switches do), it tells you a lot of information. Tcpdump can capture and show this information. # tcpdump -i eth0 -n -v -s 1500 -c 1 ‘ether[20:2] == 8192’ tcpdump: listening …

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AVM Fritz!box DHCP Problem

Problem: I wanted to provide a CWMP (TR-069) ACS URL to an AVM modem using DHCP on the WAN Interface, but the DHCP server ignores this vendor-option. Discussion: Following the TR-069 specs, the CWMP-ACS Server can be included in an dhcp response using vendor-option (SubOption 1). Usually vendor options should work with isc-dhcp-servers like that: …

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