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Old 05-31-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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MAC address filtering firewall?

I'm a bit of a linux newb.

I'm running vsftpd and I don't have xwindows installed. I'd like to be able to do access control via MAC address along side other security filtering. Is there a nice firewall anyone can recommend that can do the job? this even possible.
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I think this may help:
Old 06-04-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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Reasonably easy to do, but remember that it's just as easy for someone to spoof the MAC address.
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Yeah, just one more thing they have to figure out if they wanna hack in.
Old 06-05-2004, 08:35 AM   #5
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Yeah, just one more thing they have to figure out if they wanna hack in
Um, not really. The MAC addresses you see are only going to be "real" for machines connected directly to your network (essentially your LAN). Once out on the Internet, MAC addresses are changed as the packets move from place to place. This is normal. So the MAC addresses you see coming in from the outside world have absolutely nothing to do with the computer that originated the packets.
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yeap. However, MAC filtering prevents local hacking pretty well. My suggestion is strong passwords changed periodically, along with a password policy and a good firewall... That should solve most of your problems.. after all it's a VERY SECURE FTP SERVER!!! ;-)


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