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Re: Mac Address Filter
On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 01:21:10PM -0700, David S. wrote:
> > Why does anyone wants MAC filtering?
> I administer a Linux server, using netfilter for localhost port filtering.
> Some clients with dynamic IP addresses on the same subnet need acces to
> the server. I don't have administrative control over the entire subnet,
> so I don't want to open the server to the whole subnet. The clients
> that do need access could - and probably should - have static IP addresses.
Client sends the Client Identifier param to dhcpd => dhcpd can be
configured to assign a specific range to a class/subclass using match
expressions. Maybe this is what you could use?
( I do not know if it was mentioned before, pardon me for repeating. )
> But in the large beaurocratic organization I work for, getting
static > addresses from those responsible for managing them can be a
bother. I > filter on MAC addresses for those dynamically-addressed
clients. > > So in my case, MAC address filtering is not a
necessity, but it is a > convenience. > > David S. > >