doc question on private network IP allocation

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Tue Oct 18 12:42:48 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 10:32 +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
> your understanding of security is simply broken

No, yours is, if you believe that something that has no ability to
provide any security, can actually do so.

It's been a MYTH for quite some time that MAC filtering protects your
network.  It doesn't, it cannot.  It's up there with the foolish beliefs
about hiding SSIDs.

Passwords are part of security.
Encryption is part of security.
MAC filtering is merely network management.

Security is about enforcement.  MAC filtering has no enforcement

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