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RE: MAC Authentication device
From: "Hasnain Atique" <hatique () hasnains com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 08:41:41 +0800

Using MAC-based authentication is essentially flawed, since the MAC can
easily be spoofed in softwre. Consider firewalling your entire network,
and allowing access via a VPN which authenticates your trusted users.
Thus, gaining port access or even an IP address from a DHCP server won't
expose your trusted network.

-----Original Message-----
From: aladin168 [mailto:aladin168 () hotmail com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 5:54 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: MAC Authentication device


Can anyone recommend a device that will do MAC Address 
Authentication before allowing a user/computer to connect to 
the network.  This is different then MAC Address filtering, 
which allow or disallow access to the Internet for the the 
systems that are already on the network.

I am trying to find a cheap device that will help me control 
non-employees accessing our trusted network.





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