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Hacking Mac OS Ain’t Working
I’m trying to hack MacOS to allow spoofing of ethernet MAC addresses. It doesn’t work, yet. I’ve followed the popular advice on the net, but it isn’t quite getting me there” I’m using a PowerBook G4 12” and I’m trying to spoof with the local ethernet (en0) device. Out of the box, that shouldn’t work. But there are supposedly ways to make it work. Here are some relevant links The only patches for Darwin I can find. These seem to be referenced all over the place. They add the necessary bits to the kernel to allow you to spoof source MAC addresses, at least on the hardwired ethernet interface. The source for Darwin. You’ll need this if you try to recompile the kernel. OpenDarwin’s Documentation. There’s a bunch of HOWTOs here, including how to build XNU, the Darwin kernel. I am using Nemesis to inject packets with spoofed source MACs. Sadly, Nemesis requires an older version of Libnet which is a bit annoying, since they both come from the same place. Libnet, both the latest and the older version, don’t seem to support MacOS X very well. After seeing this patch from this message on the cfengine mailing list, I decided to change the use of SIOCGIFCONF to OSIOCGIFCONF.......
Electronic Voting
So I attended the USENIX Security Symposium 2003 and they had a good panel discussion on electronic voting. Dr. David Dill from Stanford runs a good web site related to it. VerifiedVoting.org talks about electronic voting and issues surrounding them. Kudos to VoteHere and Populex for showing up. They took a lot of heat and answered well with intelligence.......
Virtual PC and Floppy Images
I use Virtual PC for Mac to run Windows 2000 on my Powerbook. I had some 3.5” floppy disk images from an MSDN disk that I wanted to use, but Virtual PC didn’t like them. I figured out why. ......