On Mon, 2019-12-02 at 13:29 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote: > MAC randomization is now the rule for all interfaces which gives DHCP > and other technologies challenges. In this case, IEEE 802.11 was > actively involved in this privacy enhancement. > > As with any such advancement, it has its pros and cons.
All I see in that is a badly mismanaged logistical nightmare. In my opinion it should only be done as a deliberate choice. Within a LAN, firewall rules will be built on IP and/or MAC, if you want to give someone some trust above (what should be) the default untrusted level, you need something consistent to identify the device. We have part of the networking/firewalling configuration where you can declare a connection is home, public, untrusted, etc. Randomising could be a choice in there, or a suitable preselection with some of the choices (i.e. preselecting no randomising on a trusted home LAN, preselecting to have randomising on a new or public connection). I'd hate to be trying to do something somewhere with bad network, and everytime you lost connection your MAC and IP change. I'm really not sure what benefit you get from MAC randomising, anyway. It's only supposed to stay within your local network, who can already datalyse you in a myriad of ways. Likewise, there's a plethora of things that datalyse you on the web, your browser is probably the worst software you can use. -- uname -rsvp Linux 3.10.0-1062.4.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Nov 13 23:58:53 UTC 2019 x86_64 Boilerplate: All unexpected mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted. I will only get to see the messages that are posted to the mailing list. _______________________________________________ users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to users-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org Fedora Code of Conduct: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ List Guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines List Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org