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Cisco Bug: CSCte75993 - ACS sends the same server list name and gen-ID when NAD switches ACS

Last Modified

Mar 17, 2011

Products (1)

  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server Solution Engine

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Description (partial)

CAT6K device will initially attempt to access a wrong ACS server, and later will continue to show that wrong server as its primary destination for TrustSec RADIUS services.

if the server config is modified to point to a different ACS, the device is not able to recognize that a new server list has been updated from the new server:

- Device is configured with Server A
- Env-data download from Server A returns server list 
  named "ACSServerList1" with Server A in it
- Device's private list now contains Server A
- Server A is brought down
- Device config changed - Server A is replaced with Server B
- Server A is marked DEAD on the device's private list
- Env-data download refresh sent to Server B (public list)
- Server B returns same server list named "ACSServerList1" with 
   same gen-ID
- Since server list name is identical and gen-ID did not change, 
  device sees no need to download  the server info and never
  acquires info for Server B
- Device ends up with Server A in its private list

CAT6k gives priority to private server list over the public list, so it will attempt to use it without knowing that it is the wrong one.
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