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From: Enkhyl <enkhyl () pobox com>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 16:18:11 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 2 Nov 2000 amanda () wineasy se wrote:

Why? There is very little security in a MAC address as
they can be faked just as easily as IP addresses (in a
LAN context). If you need secure communications with
local machines then you'd be better off looking at VLAN,
seperate cabling or VPN. Those are designed for
security, MAC's are not.

VLANs were not designed for security purposes. Some would
argue they weren't even designed with security in mind, but
that is dependant on the implementation and debateable.

Christopher Nielsen
"Not only is UNIX dead, it's starting to smell really bad." --rob pike

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