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Re: The best hacker ever !
From: Volker Tanger <vtlists () wyae de>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 08:52:40 +0200

On Mon, 2 May 2005 12:06:39 -0400 (EDT)
Gregory Boyce <gboyce () badbelly com> wrote:
On Mon, 2 May 2005, Zuxy Haiduc wrote:

While most people know better than attacking 127.0.0.1, it's
important to note that in some operating systems (Windows, and a few
others, but normally not *nix), anything in 127.* is loopback.

Its a lot easier to trick someone into attacking, say,
127.36.120.67, than 127.0.0.1.

127.36.120.67 works under Linux as well (tested on Ubuntu, Debian,
Redhat  and Gentoo with 2.2-2.6 kernels).

OTOH I have seen machines (process/machine crontrol systems) that were
hardwired to 127.0.0.*/24 as ethernet addresses (eth0, not loopback)...

Bye

Volker

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