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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:18

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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:20

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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:25

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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:27

Network Address maybe? 



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:46

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



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:48

Probably your MAC / Physical address



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 14:57

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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 15:03

 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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 15:25

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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Posted 30 June 2014 - 15:44

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:08

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:10

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:48

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:16

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:37

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: