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hello,

 

someone just asked me for my LAN ID and I really dont want to ask them what they mean? I have heard of VLAN ID but never just LAN ID, what is this? do i have to have one? because I do not think i do?

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hello,

 

someone just asked me for my LAN ID and I really dont want to ask them what they mean? I have heard of VLAN ID but never just LAN ID, what is this? do i have to have one? because I do not think i do?

 

In what context? I recon he means IP address. VLAN ID But why would anyone need to know that really? 

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In what context? I recon he means IP address. VLAN ID But why would anyone need to know that really? 

 he said cannot be an ip address, he trying to set up a route (VPN stuff)

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Network Address maybe? 

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No harm in asking what he meant, I'd ask if I were you. :)

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Probably your MAC / Physical address

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I agree with Walid

 

why not just ask him to explain it to you?

 

saves you having to assume and getting it wrong

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 he said cannot be an ip address, he trying to set up a route (VPN stuff)

 

Perhaps he wants your MAC address then? But with so little to go on for all I know he could be after your domain username. It would be best if you simply told him that you're not familiar with that particular term and ask him to please clarify.

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I have been in IT for 25+ years and that term is not a standard term that I have ever heard. Could be something some software spits out at you for licensing, could be your username, could be your IP, could be your mac.. Could be the port your plugged into the lan..

Your going to have to ask them to clarify what exactly they are after.

You mention vpn - that is not a standard vpn term that I have ever heard. And makes little sense in that context to be honest. Are you connecting to an internal vpn like a school campus? If so I would guess username to the network if anything. IPs change, and mac is really only useful on the local segment.

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hello,

 

someone just asked me for my LAN ID and I really dont want to ask them what they mean? I have heard of VLAN ID but never just LAN ID, what is this? do i have to have one? because I do not think i do?

 

Where i work. LAN ID = your name on active directory (the login you use to access all various sites and softwares within your work)

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I have been in IT for 25+ years and that term is not a standard term that I have ever heard. Could be something some software spits out at you for licensing, could be your username, could be your IP, could be your mac.. Could be the port your plugged into the lan..

Your going to have to ask them to clarify what exactly they are after.

You mention vpn - that is not a standard vpn term that I have ever heard. And makes little sense in that context to be honest. Are you connecting to an internal vpn like a school campus? If so I would guess username to the network if anything. IPs change, and mac is really only useful on the local segment.

 

The only only one that is remotely possible is the LAN Address (The address of the remote network) I remember setting up a Juniper Site to Site VPN but yeah your right its not a common term. 

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That would not be LAN.. WAN sure, public IP ok -- what good would 192.168.1.x do me in setting up a vpn? - My guess is asking for his username to the lan. Which lan ips are mostly dhcp anyway, so kind of pointless to ask for it for setting up something like a vpn.

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That would not be LAN.. WAN sure, public IP ok -- what good would 192.168.1.x do me in setting up a vpn? - My guess is asking for his username to the lan. Which lan ips are mostly dhcp anyway, so kind of pointless to ask for it for setting up something like a vpn.

apparently he was asking for my ip+subnet of my lab so he could do some routing...was very confusing i think i annoyed him by just throwing info at him like subnets, masks, ips lol

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Your lab where? At the location or remote to the location? The only real time a local network would really come into play with a vpn is if you have a overlap in networks. For example your local network is 192.168.1.0/24 and the network you are wanting to access via the vpn is 192.168.1.0/24 -- see the problem!

If that is the case, then you would need to do some natting to allow access, etc. Or other time local network would come into play is if I wanted to let you split tunnel and wanted to put local network in the allowed list of the vpn server when your client connects.

What country are you in? Sorry but Lan ID is not US term for your local network. Not in any parts of it that I have ever talked to IT people - maybe they say that in up in the Dakotas or something - I don't believe I have ever worked with anyone from there ;)

Local network would be the term ;) I might say what is your LAN, but I sure wouldn't throw on ID.. A network is not an ID.. An ID would point to something specific, not the network space your using.

Is it possible this is translation problem for the term?

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Your lab where? At the location or remote to the location? The only real time a local network would really come into play with a vpn is if you have a overlap in networks. For example your local network is 192.168.1.0/24 and the network you are wanting to access via the vpn is 192.168.1.0/24 -- see the problem!

If that is the case, then you would need to do some natting to allow access, etc. Or other time local network would come into play is if I wanted to let you split tunnel and wanted to put local network in the allowed list of the vpn server when your client connects.

What country are you in? Sorry but Lan ID is not US term for your local network. Not in any parts of it that I have ever talked to IT people - maybe they say that in up in the Dakotas or something - I don't believe I have ever worked with anyone from there ;)

Local network would be the term ;) I might say what is your LAN, but I sure wouldn't throw on ID.. A network is not an ID.. An ID would point to something specific, not the network space your using.

Is it possible this is translation problem for the term?

 

Not heard it in the UK so....  :laugh:

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Yeah maybe its a translation issue from something to english? Not sure where the OP is located? ID is just not term that would be used to identify a network.. Why don't you ask the guy that used the term why he uses that, because it makes no sense..

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Why do you not want to ask?  He is using a very ambiguous term that even our resident networking genius cannot 100% confirm what he means.

 

The issue here is his, not yours. 

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vlan id would be one thing, lan id...no

 

If what you are trying to find out what network you are on, I would ask what is  your ip subnet or simply your subnet.  That would be the correct term and could be answered as either 192.168.1.0/24 or 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0.  In this example I have given the ip network and the subnet mask defining the address that are available in that subnet.  Lan id..might as well have asked you to build a full functioning flux capacitor.

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If you asked me for vlan ID, I would assume you wanted ID of the vlan, and would give the number assigned say 10, or 100, etc.. If you asked me for the vlan - I would be more likely to assume you were asking for the network info of that vlan, ie 192.168.1.0/24 as sc302 examples.

As to flux cap, no I wouldn't think that if you said lan id ;) But yeah it seems like gibberish term to me that is clearly not a standard, it might be common term used by some software or org, but its clearly not a standard networking term like vlan ID.. Which anyone in network would know what your talking about.

here for example

http://www.pdc.edu/faculty-staff/staff-it/lan-access/

This is talking about username, but they call it a lan id

here same thing, username

http://doa.louisiana.gov/pclan/nh/lanid.htm

here is thread where its mentioned and its related to some software.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/175049-what-lan-id.html

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If you asked me for vlan ID, I would assume you wanted ID of the vlan, and would give the number assigned say 10, or 100, etc.. If you asked me for the vlan - I would be more likely to assume you were asking for the network info of that vlan, ie 192.168.1.0/24 as sc302 examples.

As to flux cap, no I wouldn't think that if you said lan id ;) But yeah it seems like gibberish term to me that is clearly not a standard, it might be common term used by some software or org, but its clearly not a standard networking term like vlan ID.. Which anyone in network would know what your talking about.

here for example

http://www.pdc.edu/faculty-staff/staff-it/lan-access/

This is talking about username, but they call it a lan id

here same thing, username

http://doa.louisiana.gov/pclan/nh/lanid.htm

here is thread where its mentioned and its related to some software.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/175049-what-lan-id.html

lucky i got it sorted though he just wanted an 192.168.0.1/24 (for example) .... apparently that is the lan id? deffo a translation error (I am british btw lol)

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