[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Feb 10 21:39:39 CST 2010
> one more thing...are you sure you want other people to remotely run
> arbitrary scripts on your gateway router?
The security issue _had_ crossed my mind, but I didn't even know if the
option even existed yet ...
> In this case you wouldn't have to. He said that the script would be run
> from his wife's laptop. One could assume that means via wifi. Crack the
> wifi encryption (lets hope he's not using WEP) spoof the ip and your in.
Actually, the router has CAT5 hard-wire connections only, so there's no
wifi encryption to crack.
Thanks to everyone for your comments. I didn't expect such a big
response to my question, but I found all of it pretty instructive.
There were also many good suggestions that I'll definitely look into.
HH -- I'll have to look into whether my router and/or the cable modem
maintains an event log & what kinds of diagnostics tools are there (if
any). Hopefully, I can find some breadcrumbs to follow. Thanks.
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