[futurebasic] Re : [FB] Data encryption/security

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From: "jonathan" <jonnnathan@...>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 22:58:08 +0200
> All things being equal. None of which ever are, I'd use the ethernet 
> card address as a valid Mac check. Since ethernet needs to have a
> unique address and the likelyhood of two of them with the same
> address is remote, sounds like a safe bet.

Just a warning here.
I've been setting up our intranet server here. Our network is behind a
router that acts as a DHCP server ('scuse me if I muff the terms).
It turns out that the IP addresses that are used for stations on the
Intranet, because of the server, are pretty standard and will turn up in
most offices using the same type of router.
The IP address of the station is obviously not the same as the Ethernet card
number (that I have found glued to the bottom of all the new macs we have
here). But it was just in case someone wanted to go lazy and use the IP
address of the station as a 'relatively' unique number.

jonathan
(you know, the one in Paris, without the 2 at the end of his name!)