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# 11
03-16-2010, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Rusty_Diodes
Mmmm, a girl who understands the significance of a MAC address ban! Careful, Cappy, you keep talking geeky like that and I just might develop a crush!
Ssssh I have my moments, don't spread it around >.>
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# 12
03-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Oh, your secret is safe with me! I am WAY too selfish to let the other guys know The Girl's Got Geek! Besides, most of the guys here are just gamers, not actual geeks. To realize the hotness of girl-geek, one must embody man-geek; or, to simplify, it takes one to know one.

Now, if I may be so bold as to ask a personal question... What is your favorite layer of the OSI model? ^_^
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# 13
03-16-2010, 09:18 AM
Not that versed in network protocol. I barely know how to punch CAT5
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# 14
03-16-2010, 09:24 AM
Well, we each have a different collection of skills. Incidentally, Cat5 is layer 1, and MAC addresses are layer 2. As a hardware specialist myself, I'm rather partial to those two layers. Give me something shiny to play with, and let the programmers mash on the keyboards all day- that's my philosophy!
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# 15
03-16-2010, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Capulet View Post
Can't they ban the MAC address or something a bit more perma than account? I got hit with gold spam and saw the "player" sitting in a newbie ship right outside SOL. Freak was sending tells in game as people flew by.
I don't know if it was the same spammer, but I saw the same thing this weekend. I sometimes miss the open door violence that is lowsec in EVE...
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# 16
03-16-2010, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Teacherguy
I don't know if it was the same spammer, but I saw the same thing this weekend. I sometimes miss the open door violence that is lowsec in EVE...
oh yes i never wanted to introduce a fresh toon to superior lvl firepower before that day. I did however test a theory. If you spam a spammer, you will not get reported. I tried it, didn't get reported hmmm.
have to love the return / up return strokes
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# 17
03-17-2010, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Capulet View Post
Can't they ban the MAC address or something a bit more perma than account? I got hit with gold spam and saw the "player" sitting in a newbie ship right outside SOL. Freak was sending tells in game as people flew by.
MAC address ban would only ban 1 unit, be it a router or a single PC, depending on how it's connected. Of course the way these Chinese sweatshop gold spammers work, you could effectively block 254 machines. Now depending on the type of router used, you can simply change your MAC address. A better ban/block method would be ban an IP block range, say their entire class C or B block. Now, blocking a full class B is sorta like using dynamite to kill gold fish in a shot glass, but it sure as hell gets does the job.

It would really be best to block the class C, as you avoid the impact on innocent bystanders. So simply blocking 192.168.1.* would block out 254 single systems or 254 subnets within that IP block, depending on how the downstream users are setup. And yes, I'm aware I used a non route-able IP address block, but hey it's just an example.
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