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We (i.e., where I work) were using VMWare's DHCP to identify users. Since they had already logged into the VM, they were already authenticated. All we need to know is who has a particular IP.
As it turns, it can lie when you ask it "who's got that IP right now?"
Particularly after any sort of upgrade. Even using a secondary identification, the uid assigned to the machine name. Both had to agree. Completely eliminated the lies since both must match or it failed.
Until the next upgrade.
So now, I wrote an internal uid/pwd system with SQL Server files for registering a user (and their Hashed pwd) and tracking last access time (in another table) - follows my rules.
Reading the Cloak Games series at the moment.
Some kind of modern fantasy.
I am quite pleased, best book from Jonathan Moller I have read so far. Good enough to recommend!
A quick summary: Earth has been conquered by otherworldly elves 300 years ago.
The main protagonist is working as a secret Wizard/Thief for one of our elven overlord and she hates it, but has little choice in the matter.
Interesting plot twists, travels across the multiverse and character stories.
And an easy read too, I think I read as much as 7 books in 5 days, weekend included.
It's not game of thrones good mind you. But it's the best Jonathan Moller I have read so far!
Speaking of Games of Thrones, for people curious about George RR Martin I recommend Tuf Voyaging great scifi by George RR Martin, and a much quicker read than Games of Thrones.