MAC/machine-name mismatch

Niall O'Reilly Niall.oReilly at
Tue Jul 10 11:55:23 UTC 2007

On 10 Jul 2007, at 01:34, Ray Phillips wrote:

> TruemanLT-PC's MAC is 00:00:39:2f:b9:3f, not 00:19:d1:82:7a:17.
  [ ... ]
> TruemanLT-PC's owner isn't capable of spoofing a MAC address.

	Have you considered that the machine with MAC address ...:7a:17
	may actually (but illegitimately) be asserting (spoofing) the
	machine name "TruemanLT-PC"?

	If so, what's dhcpd to do ... ?

	Best regards,

	Niall O'Reilly
	University College Dublin IT Services

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