[Freedombox-discuss] Without software collusion
timschmidt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 20:16:23 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Rick Hodgin <foxmuldrster at yahoo.com> wrote:
> However, it is out-of-band because the sender and receiver are operating on their own.
No, they're not. There are ethernet switches, wireless access points,
or other networking equipment involved - each fully capable computers
in their own right.
'Out of band' is entirely inappropriate language for what's happening here.
They're just two ethernet devices, speaking ethernet frames to each
other. Like normal.
The fact that the CPU of one of the machines isn't aware of the
network communications means nothing. It's still going on, still
observable by any other ethernet device on the local network.
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