[Dshield] MAC Address Security

Roman Fomichev from at e-solutions.lv
Sun Jun 6 19:28:57 GMT 2004


I think the only secure solutions over wireless is VPN.
You can view Nortel Wireless solutions for this purpose.
They provide VPN, roaming between stations and so on.


On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 14:05:24 -0400, Johannes B. Ullrich  
<jullrich at euclidian.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-06-06 at 12:39, David Cary Hart wrote:
>> I cannot get WEP to work properly in FC2 so I'm restricting wireless
>> access by MAC. Is there anything that I need to do to prevent MAC
>> addresses from being broadcast or viewable?
>
> No. nothing you can do against broadcasting the MAC. Its part of
> every single ethernet frame, and required for it.
>
> However, if someone is stealing your MAC address, you are bound to
> know rather quickly, as packets will go astray and connections will
> fail. If you are using a system like 'nocat' to login to your
> wireless network, setup a reasonably short refresh time. If someone
> steals your MAC, the login refresh is likely going ot fail.
>
>
>>
>> BTW, if anyone has followed the NY papers, I'm going to be laid up for
>> about a year. Johannes, please let me know if you need some volunteer
>> time.



-- 
Romāns Fomičevs

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