[OT] Problems with permissions etc

Paul Rubin http
Wed Jul 27 09:50:52 CEST 2005

"Frank Millman" <frank at chagford.com> writes:
> 1. The application I am developing will eventually be deployed as a
> multi-user accounting/business system. I want to identify the physical
> workstation that generates each transaction, so I am using the mac
> address. My method for extracting this is as follows -

If you are trying to use the mac address as a hard-to-spoof security
token, forget it, it is ridiculous.  You want a smart card with crypto
authentication.  Some cheap and convenient dev kits are available from
www.basiccard.com.  Shipping charges from Germany to the US (what you
get through the online order form) are ridiculous, but there's a
distributor now in Canada now and the shipping charges from there are
much more reasonable.

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