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Re: [SLE] MAC address authentication
  • From: Andreas Stieger <tux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 01:07:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <200408110107.58512.tux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Am Mittwoch, 11. August 2004 00:40 schrieb nhaas:

> web page that grabs the MAC address

> Via proxy or something like this? Then every
> time afterwards it lets them go out because it knows the MAC address.

If anything like an application level gateway (proxy) or network level
gateway (router,"gateway") is inbetween, the MAC will be lost. Also, it
would be hard for a php script to grap the MAC address, as that whould be
irrelevant for a process at the application level which is usually
interfacing with a connected TCP socket.

Why not let the students enter their MAC addresses themselves?
Advise them to look for it on their NIC, via "ipconfig /all", "winipcfg" or
"ifconfig" (Unix-like).


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