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Re: F8 is getting *really* sysadmin-hostile



>>>>> "JS" == Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> writes:

JS> the point... network hygiene and accountability.. to make it
JS> harder for an unknown malicious person to connect an unknown
JS> computer into a live network wall jack somewhere in your building
JS> and become a member of that network segment with equal access to
JS> network data that registered computers have.

On that note, many switches can be configured to keep the port closed
for non-DHCP traffic until a DHCP lease is acquired. That solves the
"just assign a static IP"-attack. For the "just steal someone's
MAC-address"-attack, you need 802.1x. Does NetworkManager handle
802.1x on wired interfaces?


/Benny




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