In your earlier email, you state:
If the designers had actual brains instead of bits of liver strapped
round their waist by dogbert then all that would be necessary to
securely authenticate to the network is to give either the MAC address
of the computer or the fingerprint of the cert.
Note that you say "either". Now you state:
Of course the MAC address is trivially forged. That is the function of
Maybe you should check your waist.
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