[CentOS] Finding DHCP IP of guest system

Mon Jul 19 14:09:37 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Jay Leafey wrote:
> JohnS wrote:
>>>> && Why you scrub the MACS?
>>> Sheer paranoia and long-standing habit.
>> Elaborate, you that paranoid?  Over paranoid gets you faster than
>> scrubing MACs.  I would worry about, does my router have holes in it?
>> Plus let your MAC fly on the wireless network.  I let my neighbor
>> connect to mine, they can't afford the internet.  One caveat, all they
>> have is net access.
> Back in the mists of time, when I was working with VAXen and DECnet
> Phase IV, the general practice in our shop was to be careful about
> making MAC addresses generally known.  Seems a quaint habit considering
> the network today, but old habits are sometimes hard to break... and
> they are not always a bad thing!

> As far as the security of my home network goes, I get a giggle every
> time I scan for wireless networks at home.  Mine is the ONLY network
> that I can reach that is encrypted.

Please - I've enabled WPA, whatever I can, on my ladyfriend's FIOS, and my
own DSL, and push everyone else. It boggles my mind when I look for
wireless networks in a residential neighborhood, and see so many that are
just *open*.
> As far as paranoia goes, one of my mentors once told me that a mild
> degree was a useful attribute for a system administrator.  It tends to
> make one spend more time thinking about what CAN go wrong, which is
> great if you actually put the results into practice.

A buddy of mine, who was the sr. systems and network admin I worked with
10 years ago, used to say he was professionally paid to be paranoid.