Userid-MAC Address-IP binding on Sify

inetbum

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Till now their login string used to have the the IP and the MAC address fields alongwith the userid and p@$$word fields, but the MAC field wasn't used at all. Also they didn't bind us to an IP address.So what they are doing now is just what you'd have thought they were doing when you looked at their login string earlier, but for the fact that they weren't doing it ;)
 

infernalproteus

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I wonder where they are going to take the Mac ID from.

I usually send a bogus Mac ID with SuperSify anyway :)

Your Mac address is transmitted within Ethernet packets, I guess it wouldn't be too hard for them to pick out the *real* address from there - but then again, we're dealing with Sify... go figure.

SuperSify v0.52 will continue to work with this new scheme with no problems.

I for one am going to continue using a bogus id... would allow me to use SuperSify to login to my account from any machine - if they take the mac id from the login string.
 


infernalproteus

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Rather convenient becuase I found it among the sample avatar images on this forum. I BF, who you? ;)

Coming back to the topic (slightly) SuperSify v0.6 is coming along nicely. Should be out in a week or two - tops.
 

ujjwal

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Is the MAC address OS dependant? Because I try out new operating systems very frequently.
 

power

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Yah most users probably wont have a problem with this feature till they dont change lan cards .But authenticating with ip is sh*t . What if someone playing pranks takes ur ip and do not move away ?? u wont be able to connect till that time even fromm any ip
 

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