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Date:      Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:02:52 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        John Conover <conover@rahul.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Logs from wireless routers disclosing L2/MAC info?
Message-ID:  <443afidlgj.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <20090115082522.28969.qmail@rahul.net> (John Conover's message of "Thu\, 15 Jan 2009 00\:25\:22 -0800")
References:  <20090115082522.28969.qmail@rahul.net>

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conover@rahul.net (John Conover) writes:

> Some of the popular wireless routers have an option to email
> access/security logs to an account on the Internet. When enabled, the
> logs contain the last 24 bits of the MAC address of the router's cable
> modem port, (the rest could be guessed since the brand name is
> included in the email,) and, the MAC address of the cable modem's
> router port.
>
> Was I potty trained wrong, or is this risky.

It could be, but isn't necessarily.  Depends on other details of how the
network is set up.

-- 
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
		http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/



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