Networking

A 2-post collection

Network Shenanigans in MacOS Mojave

This afternoon I was doing some network maintenance around the house. While inspecting all of my wireless clients, I happened to find a host that I didn't recognize (I name all of my hosts with Aliases in my Ubiquiti network and this guy stuck out like a sore thumb being named with just a MAC address). Usually I can figure out what host it is by looking at the Manufacturer (the first 24 bits of the 48-bit MAC, or the Organizational Unique Identifier (OUI)). In this case it was A8:1B:6A which maps to Texas Instruments. Ubiquiti Device Information ScreenUnfortunately, Texas Instruments doesn't tell me much as they're a common manufacturer of NIC cards for all kids of IoT...

Ubiquiti - Configure micro-segmentation for IoT devices

Internet of Things (IoT) The Internet of Things is a label that the computer industry, the media, and manufacturers have created to describe small devices that live on a network and provide a specific feature. The Internet of things (stylised Internet of Things or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. [...] The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency,...