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Post by beagle on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:03 pm
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Can an IDS use the autoshun feature against it's loopback address (127.0.0.1)?
If it does, a hacker could spoof their IP address and make it 127.0.0.1. Then the IDS blocks itself!
If it can, that's just messed up.
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Re: IDS systems

Post by thedotmaster on Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:19 am
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beagle wrote:Can an IDS use the autoshun feature against it's loopback address (127.0.0.1)?
If it does, a hacker could spoof their IP address and make it 127.0.0.1. Then the IDS blocks itself!
If it can, that's just messed up.


You cannot spoof IP addresses, except by spoofing the XFORWARD header in packets but that isn't really spoofing an IP and it is incredibly unlikely that an IDS would take the XFORWARD header as the IP because it is so easily spoofed.
You're confusing IP addresses with Mac addresses (which are incredibly easy to spoof).
Hope this helps.
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Re: IDS systems

Post by beagle on Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:11 am
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thedotmaster wrote:Hope this helps.

Yes, it did. Thank you so much.
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Re: IDS systems

Post by thedotmaster on Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:59 am
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beagle wrote:
thedotmaster wrote:Hope this helps.

Yes, it did. Thank you so much.


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