[4.5-R]Why I Am I Seeing This Traffic ?

The Jetman jetman516 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 24 14:56:27 PDT 2003

    Folks:  Just seeking info here, as I don't believe anything is wrong.

    I use fixed wireless for Internet access.  In the last couple of days, 
I've been seeing DHCPDISCOVER msgs coming into my gateway's log.  Obviously, 
some nearby Wi-Fi user is trying to get onto the 'net and their system 
doesn't have an IP.

    What I don't understand is that my ISP uses WEP (and I obviously use 
the WEP key on my router), so shouldn't that filter out this mystery 
node's traffic ?

    As I say, this isn't a problem, bec in addition to IPFW rules to 
stop him, my DHCP daemon doesn't service that iface.  So eventually, 
this knucklehead will go away.  I'm simply curious.  Later....Jet

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