SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"

Daniel Senie dts at
Thu Jan 31 22:36:07 UTC 2002

At 05:02 PM 1/31/02, Jared Mauch wrote:

>         how to identify non-host based devices:
>         1) check out mac-address ranges

Many of the small boxes will spoof the MAC address of the PC behind them. 
They do this so that cable modem companies who track mac addresses don't 
need to be called to tell them.

Of course you then have Linksys which makes both a NAT-box and LAN cards. 
So the MAC ranges are likely intermixed. On Cisco's, you can easily program 
any MAC address you want.

Daniel Senie                                        dts at
Amaranth Networks Inc.          

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