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Fri Feb 5 05:04:03 PST 2010


ot seen when crossing a router to a new network. So, therer is no way to se=
e your mac address from the network packets. LL is using the mac address as=
 a unique identifier of your computer. When you use the SL viewer, it can r=
ead your mac address locally, then send it along to LL to be used to identi=
fy you on the grid. So if you have multiple accounts that you use from the =
same computer, they know it is you, no matter what your IP address, proxy s=
erver, or other network layer protection is used.<br>

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In the case of known griefers, LL could simply disable access from that mac=
 address that is reported by the viewer, and the person cannot get back in =
to the grid, regardless of IP or SL account. The only way is to use a compl=
etely new computer with a different mac address.<br>

<br>
That being said, if the developers mask the ability to read and report the =
mac address to the LL grid, they lose the abilit to block the bad guys.<br>
<br>
-Scott<br>
<br>
<br>
Sent from my iPhone<div><div class=3D"h5"><br>
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On Feb 24, 2010, at 5:49 AM, Argent Stonecutter &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:secre=
t.argent at gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">secret.argent at gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote=
:<br>
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x #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
Admittedly this is not likely to be a common scenario, but the whole<br>
idea that a MAC address is a unique identifier for a device is based<br>
on a deep-seated confusion about the network stack.<br>
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