[ previous ] [ next ] [ threads ]
 
 From:  Adam Nellemann <adam at nellemann dot nu>
 To:  Stefan Thuering <stefan dot thuering at freesurf dot ch>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] DHCP server - static clients only
 Date:  Thu, 24 Jun 2004 19:34:37 +0200
Stefan Thuering wrote:
>>But since it would appear that security through MAC address limitation 
>>is rather moot (MACs being as easily sniffed as they are spoofed), I see 
>>no really important reason for going out of the way to prevent that 
>>single dynamic IP from being available on the LAN, as one can simply 
>>choose not to utilize it (as in my case, where all my hosts have a 
>>corrosponding entry in the static mappings list), with little to no 
>>resulting overhead of any kind. (But of course, I might be missing some 
>>good reason for avoiding this situation?)
> 
> 
> Hi Adam,
> 
> Very good points you bring up... but my main reason for this feature is 
> that I have two m0n0wall subnets on the same (unmanaged) switch and 
> would like to be able to define each clients subnet by mac address 
> (server side with the benefits of dhcp) :)

I don't understand how a "static clients only" option would help you 
achieve this?

... But I am probably missing something?


Adam.