Security question about "Boot on Lan Technology"
Posted on 2004-04-24
My institution is considering using "Boot on Lan Technology" is there any security problems with that? Whats to keep someone from booting computers on the network. If I goto freshmeat.net i can download software that boots computers for free and so can someone that i don't want to. Is the special packet that wakes a computer up configurable?
I'm not looking for a answer pertaining to the security of the entire network nor it's machines no matter how justified you might think it is. Which means im not awarding points for these types of answers.