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Old 01-08-2004, 11:09 AM  
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Default Re: setting MAC adress instead of IP for a user

Originally posted by Mr_X
* for security, because IP Spoofing can't be used
A MAC address can be spoofed MUCH more easily than an IP, like ADDiCT mentionned. Any user can change his MAC address as he see fit.

Originally posted by Mr_X
* it takes a little less time to check MAC (MAC is on layer 2 of ISO model and IP is on layer 3) and banning a MAC is more efficient to ban someone when he has a dynamical IP connection.
ioFTPD doesn't have any idea what the MAC address of the client is. io deals with TCP/IP, not raw ethernet packets. Having it dwelve lower in protocols would require more resource, not less.
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