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Old 02-23-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Linux SID (no, not Barrett...)


Completely new to Linux and already in love!

I'm a Windows Admin and discovered Ubuntu not long ago (and I simply love it... but the wife isn't too happy ).

A basic question:
SID's are a clever idea (which I'm sure, as always, M$ weren't the first to think of) which prevents computers in a network from being "silently" replaced by malicious ones.

Does Linux impose such a technique? Meaning, is there another way of identifying a Linux machine other then it's hostname or IP?
Old 02-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Yup! You could use the MAC address, or better yet, you could use public and private GPG keys.


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