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Comment: DHCP snooping and related technologies* (Score 1) 309

by bwaynef (#35867650) Attached to: Bug Forces Android Devices Off Princeton Campus Network
This would have negated any issues that Princeton's networks were seeing. Properly configured, the only impact would've been that offending DHCP clients would not be able to use the network until they get a proper DHCP lease. There'd be no manual banning or need to contact your user. The user would probably contact you. All of the major networking hardware manufactures have some flavor of it: Cisco, HP, even Juniper claims to. I'd imagine the Princeton network uses something that would support this feature. *The particular related technology in Cisco world is "IP ARP Inspection".
Hardware Hacking

+ - A 5-Watt, Tiny Linux or Windows PC

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ThinSkin writes "Meet the fit-PC, a tiny 4.7 x 4.5 x 1.5-inch PC that only draws 5-watts, consuming in a day less power than a traditional PC consumes in one hour. By today's standards, the fit-PC has very little horsepower, which makes it apt for web browsing and light applications; today's games need not apply. Loyd Case over at ExtremeTech reviews the fit-PC and puts it through its paces, noting that performance is not this PC's strength, but rather its small size and price tag of $285."
Censorship

+ - Google Bans Anti-MoveOn.org Ads

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Whip-hero
Whip-hero writes "Citing copyright infringement, Google has removed a Republican candidate's ads attacking MoveOn.org. "Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of MoveOn.org, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its 'General Betray Us' message." The article goes on to state that "Google routinely permits the unauthorized use of company names such as Exxon, Wal-Mart, Cargill and Microsoft in advocacy ads. An anti-war ad currently running on Google asks 'Keep Blackwater in Iraq?' and links to an article titled 'Bastards at Blackwater — Should Blackwater Security be held accountable for the deaths of its employees?'""

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