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comment Silently uninstall bloatware
@JoshuaDrake Are there any who don't? Even when buying HPs and Dells through our corporate account at my last job, they still had a lot of crap on them out of the box. Not quite as much as a consumer desktop, but still a lot more crap than a clean install.
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accepted Is it possible to detect clients behind a NAT?
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comment Is it possible to detect clients behind a NAT?
Well, you gave the best answer to the technical question, so here you go.
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comment Is it possible to detect clients behind a NAT?
A few things: How hardware intensive is it to do user-agent sniffing on a campus-wide network? (I'm assuming that's what you mean by a Mac and Windows browser client from the same IP). Wouldn't browser prefetching occasionally make it look like there's multiple requests for a site coming from a single browser? Do you have any sources for ICMP fingerprinting, I hadn't heard of that and it sounds interesting. Beyond that, this is probably the most complete answer.
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comment Is it possible to detect clients behind a NAT?
This doesn't really answer the question, though - I'm aware of the social reasons for creating this policy (UCI ResNet specifically says it's so they don't have to diagnose misbehaving computers), and the method you mentioned only works if there's a large network on the other side of the NAT. I don't really think that most families are going to have more than a few computers behind a wireless router, and how are you going to tell the difference between that and one person with a really short attention span?
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