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Re: offtopic?: Discover witch ip address to use.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: offtopic?: Discover witch ip address to use.
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 08:15:31 -0700
On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 12:23:03PM +0100, David Rio wrote:
> Imagine this situation:
> You arrive with your openbsd laptop to an unknown network. In
> this network there is not dhcp server so you have to know the ip
> parameters to configure you ethernet interface. What can you do
> to discover which IP parameters to use? Let's suppose that there
> is no one there to ask but there is network traffic.
What you do, simply, is contact the person responsible for the
network, get permission to connect, and, at the same time, get the
proper configuration information.
Anything else is likely to get you in heaploads of trouble. A
visit from armed federal agents who confiscate your laptop, and
maybe your person, is not unprecedented.
If it were my network and somebody attached without permission,
I'd at least have thoughts of getting charges of trespass against
the person responsible. I would be *much* more upset about such
action than a remote attack over the Internet.
Or do you wander into people's houses and maybe raid their fridge
and use their kitchen without getting permission? Pick the safe
and help yourself to its contents? Make overseas phone calls?
Chuckle over what they have in their medicine cabinets? Rifle
through their filing cabinets? Try on their clothes?
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