[EFM] RE: [802.1] about Encyption of MAC address
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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:33:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Sukanta ganguly <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [EFM] RE: [802.1] about Encyption of MAC address
To: Geoff Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Keith Knightson <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
What would be the benefit of encrypting the MAC
address? Just worried about other nodes to sniff the
MAC address ?
--- Geoff Thompson <email@example.com>
> At 12:15 PM 2/24/2004 -0500, Keith Knightson wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >It is my understanding, maybe quite wrong, that the
> DOCSIS standards place
> >the security layer below the MAC layer. This
> means, I assume that MAC
> >addresses are encryted, along with everything else.
> >Is not a similar solution possible/desirable for
> EPON, given that the
> >topology is similar?
> No. Not if the project is to remain within 802.3
> If you would like to move PON to a new Working Group
> I will be happy to
> support that.
> >Best Regards