[Trilug-ontopic] driving windows from linux, off the network

Jason Watts jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 05:01:26 EDT 2011


in reference to the network, most off the shelf routers will allow you to
spoof the a MAC address.  this would allow you to hide both systems behind a
singe IP.  inside your little network, networking would be as normal.
However, this does open up the question of will they be connecting to your
desktop? Backups maybe?

In regards to the VM, if you can prove to them that you need  the VM for
"testing"  you can probably also request access to network shares and
printers and just set it up like you would anything else.

Didn't you say that another group is using Linux based systems (sorry, I am
tired and not feeling like going back and reading your original post)? Maybe
you can get with them and figure out how they are getting around it.

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:41 AM, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tom,
> In reference to this
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:15 PM, David Burton <ncdave4life at gmail.com>wrote:
>> If you use Windows Internet Connection Sharing<http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+%22internet+connection+sharing%22>to share the Windows computer's network connection over a 2nd Ethernet port
>> (probably USB-to-Ethernet<http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=usb+ethernet&x=0&y=0>)
>> to the Linux computer, then the Windows box will NAT for the Linux computer.
>>  I don't think the Linux box's MAC or local IP will be visible anywhere
>> beyond your office.  When the Linux computer accesses the Internet, and the
>> packets go through the Windows box, the only evidence (other than things
>> like browser user-agent strings) that the packets came from other than the
>> Windows box would be the odd port numbers that NAT introduces.
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> Tom Roche Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:25:41 -0400
>>> >>> How to hide a linux box (off the network) behind an XP box (on the
>>> >>> network) so that I can do a maximum of my work on the [linux box],
>>> >>> while keeping it off the network? [E.g.,] connecting the linux
>>> >>> laptop to the XP desktop and driving the latter from the former
>>> >>> with some RDP/VNC client[.] But how to keep the laptop
>>> >>> [undetected]?
>>> Douglas Whitfield Thu, 29 Sep 2011 01:56:40 -0400 (rearranged)
>>> > you could set up an internal network.
>>> Yes, that's the above proposal. But I don't see how to hide the
>>> laptop's MAC while still being able to make an IP connection to the
>>> desktop. Any suggestions? Note that I have physical access, so I
>>> could, e.g., put another device between one or more of the linux and
>>> windows boxes and the network.
>>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_over_USB
>>> Interesting, but just a different physical media. Whether I connect
>>> the laptop to the desktop with USB, cat-7, or flying spaghetti, if
>>> it's ethernet, it's still gotta have a MAC, no?
>>> Jason Watts Thu, 29 Sep 2011 01:38:57 -0400
>>> >> VMware?
>>> That would get me a linux box on the network (definitely a plus) but
>>> it wouldn't solve the sneakernet problem--or am I missing something?
>>> Your assistance is appreciated, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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