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    IP Conflict

    I am having a problem which is driving me crazy. there is someone at the school here who has a static IP assigned to their device which is conflicting with our server. Is there any easy way of finding out where this device is. or any way of stopping this from happening. i have posted a message in staff briefing about this. and tried going round the whole school trying to find out who it is but have not had any luck as yet.

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Find out it's arp address. Once you have that you can look up the first few octets and you can find the make (and possibly model) of the network card in the device. That should help narrow things down.

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    Re: IP Conflict

    When the problem occurs, briefly unplug the server and ping or nmap the rogue machine to obtain its mac - and any other info - you might be able to smb straight into the C: drive and get some useful info.
    also, once you know the mac address you can ask your switches (provided they are managed switches) which port on the switch is using that address.

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    Re: IP Conflict

    When we wanted to locate a machine whose IP we know, but whose location we didn't, we executed a script on it remotely which sounded the internal speaker (Ctrl G) at frequent intervals, the idea being that we'd be contacted by whoever was nearest to it reporting a problem with it.

    In the end, no one got in touch; they didn't need to, the machine was sat just outside our office, on our workbench ops:

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Mmm.. using ARP to convert IP addresses to NIC vendors via MAC addresses can be useful. I rolled my own CL util for Windows, but IIRC one of the GUI arp spoofers does it (WinArpspoof?) and there are a couple for linux et al.

    Don't know whether it's got the latter, but if you don't already a nix box this is the kind of scenario where the Slackware-based "BackTrack" live CD should help.

    Edit: Changed "Auditor" to new name "BackTrack" (www.remote-exploit.org).

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Just focus on the people who know what an IP address is.

    In these days of DHCP not many people concern themselves with such geekery.

    Also block internet access from the IP. That will flush out them out

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    Also block internet access from the IP. That will flush out them out
    Thats a great idea apart from if the server needed it.

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Hi. And welcome.
    I was playing about with this http://www.mikrotik.com/thedude.php
    I have only a small network which includes two Static address's on it and it picked them up ok, give it a try its free !.

    Regards Michael.

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    Re: IP Conflict

    Thanks alot for the replys. in the end i just disconnected the server and started off the ping -t command, then started unpluggin the switches one by one followed port by port and found out it was a Staff Laptop.
    I will try the other solutions as well just so that if does happen again i wont be running round like a lunatic from one block to another in the feaar that the laptop does not get disconnected before i get there, because that nearly did happen.



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