Re: Changing the mac address on Windows 2000 and XP
From: Alexander Bolante (alexander.bolante_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 22:07:46 -0700 To: Pranav Lal <email@example.com>
1) Several 3rd party utilities I've used in the past in a test/dev environmt.
2) I'm not sure if there are any tools for detecting spoofed MAC
addresses. But there are tools for simply comparing the MAC addresses
to an approved list and flagging any unknown ones.
You should probably think more about DHCP security. Assuming you have
a considerable tolerance for administrative overhead ;) you can maybe:
a) Use reservations for assigning addresses of critical servers on
your network (predefined setting that maps a MAC address to an IP
address so that only a client with a particular MAC address can lease
the IP address associated with that reservation).
b) Create reservations for each and every client machine on the
network, and if unreserved IP addresses still remain in the DHCP
server's scope then these could be reserved using invalid or
non-existing MAC addresses. Then when a rogue client tries to boot on
the network the result is that the DHCP server has no free addresses
to lease and the client can't connect.
I'm not sure how feasible this is for you, but it could be a start.
BTW my 13 yr old neighbor says he can find a way to circumvent DHCP
reservations. Who knows? Bottom line -- just make sure you have
rigorous security across the board...
Hope that helps. Cheers!
-- ALEXANDER BOLANTE Alexander.Bolante@gmail.com "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." - Ralph Waldo Emerson On 7/5/05, Pranav Lal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > Is there any way to change the mac address of a LAN card in Windows > 2000 and Windows XP? > > As a corollary to the question, how would one detect if a computer > was changing its mac address? This is assuming that the network on > which this machine is connected has DHCP enabled. > > Pranav > > > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.323 / Virus Database: 267.8.8/37 - Release Date: 7/1/2005 > > > -- ALEXANDER BOLANTE Alexander.Bolante@gmail.com "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." - Ralph Waldo Emerson