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Re: man-in-the-middle

On Thursday 07 October 2004 17:20, Sysmin Sys73m47ic wrote:
> When you find out what they were trying to do please
> post back. I am very interested to find out what they
> were trying to accomplish.

Hi, sorry for my late reply.  Problem is I only got a messages from the 
company's IT (read "can use windows") guy who buggered off overseas for an 
undisclosed period and no one else know what he's up to or what this is for.  
So I'm in the dark.  I am however objecting to it, because besides the 
obvious legal concerns, the whole thing is a bit like using bubblegum to keep 
a car's engine together.

Either ways, to take a shot at the *why* they might like to do that, bandwidth 
is expensive here and international bandwidth in short supply (and depending 
on your package international bandwidth can be expensive too).  So my 
thinking is that the company has two branches, headoffice with a nice leased 
line,  and a smaller office has an internet connection that has limited 
international bandwidth.  One windows box is at the smaller office, one is 
abroad.  In that case it would make sense, because the windows boxen *can* 
communicate with each other directly (because they have publicly routable 
IPs), but it's not desireable, for financial reasons.

Assuming this is the reason (and I don't know yet), I would move the windows 
box to headoffice, but they obviously have reasons not too.

Thanks for all the input so far.  I have a fair idea of what I'll have to do, 
will keep you updated.

Kind regards
Hans du Plooy
Newington Consulting Services
hansdp at newingtoncs dot co dot za

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