I agree on this suggestion, a simple way to "lift" .1x config from an interface and then "reapply" it after some time would be great.
Even greater would be if we could "lift" .1x for a given amount of time, like 3 hrs, then it automatically would be reinstated again.
Why is this interesting,
example: today many companies implement .1x and with .1x they get problems with centralized desktop management tools. Before .1x the user could press a function key in/before boot sequence and ask for a new image to be installed at the pc, that doesnt work if your pc is connected to a .1x enabled port. The user have to call helpdesk and ask them for reconfiguration, helpdesk isnt allowed/dont have the skills to do that so they have to send the request to level 2 or sometimes even level 3 support. this takes time and the user get frustrated.
If there was a simple way to "lift" .1x from interface, so easy that first line/helpdesk could do it it would be fantastic.
I have come across several big companies that struggles with this problem