North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next |
Date Index |
Thread Index |
Author Index |
Re: Static IP addresses for Dial-up
- From: Paul Ferguson
- Date: Mon Jan 29 14:46:01 1996
At 05:18 PM 1/29/96 +0100, Piet Beertema wrote:
> I can certainly understand the need for access control & security,
> but with the use of a smart-card one-time password system, this is
> a moot point.
>Huh? How are you going to stop a system from "illegally"
>(in the sense of the provider, contracts, or whatever)
>acting as -say- www, ftp, or whatever server with such
>a one-time password system? You'll need access control
>*based on IP addresses* to reach that goal!
No, no, no. The concept of access-filtering based on source address is
easily spoofed, where the OTP password systems that I'm referring to
are based on a concept of authentication-based access, which is much more
reliable than a [possibly fake] source address.
This is not a new concept.