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From: Jean Tourrilhes (jtbougret.hpl.hp.com)
Date: Tue Apr 03 2001 - 18:22:25 CDT
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 03:16:49PM -0800, James A. Crippen wrote:
> Indeed, the only real purpose I can see for having security at the MAC
> layer is to prevent intruders from stealing bandwidth by, say, using an
> open AP to associate several independent stations to, and run traffic over
> that network independently from the traffic that the network was designed
Only for people who have not heard of Ad-Hoc mode. I still
don't see the point...
> For that the best solution is to allow access only to known MAC
Remember, changing the MAC address of the NIC is a 5min job. I
even heard of some manufacturer having glitches and using the same MAC
address twice. Don't rely on MAC addresses...
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