Re: Can Known Hardware ID Make You Discoverable?
From: NormanM (spammers.are_at_immoral.invalid)
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:39:05 GMT
On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:50:24 GMT, David Taylor wrote:
>> whether the factory assigned MAC address, or the one you spoof; they will
>> have it, and know which computer it belongs to.
> Not unless he spoofs someone else's MAC address. They'll have *an*
> address but won't know which computer it belongs to.
> Unless they bother to hunt him down by triangulating his position via
> the access points. (or trace him down the copper path).
Well, they will know that it belongs to a computer on their network. If it
is a cable service account, and it is not a registered MAC address, they
won't provide it with full Internet connectivity; Comcast has something
that hey call, "Walled Garden". You can get to one of their account
registration nodes, and that is about it.
The point is, if the MAC address is an authorized part of a given network,
the administrators will know a modicum of information about the computer;
and, possibly, the owner, user. At the least, given WLAN operations, the
WLAN administrator will know if a device is authorized, and be able to take
action against unauthorized devices.
-- Norman ~Shine, bright morning light, ~now in the air the spring is coming. ~Sweet, blowing wind, ~singing down the hills and valleys.