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Re: [Full-disclosure] Geolocation Question

From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 08 2010 - 15:50:46 GMT
To: mrx <mrx@propergander.org.uk>

> was a tick box along the lines of "disable all communication with MS
> servers"

Well, as it pertains to WGA, the hack was to include the following in ./system32/drivers/etc/hosts :

127.0.0.1 mpa.one.microsoft.com

If you have a router that can run [DD|Open]WRT, you can mount a SMB share and run tcpdump -w /that/share on your connection to see exactly what your system of choice is "doing" network-wise. You can also do this with a hub and another computer (or even directly on the box with winpcap, assuming you trust that M$ didn't do some trickery that would lie to it).

If you want to get fancier still, run Quagga on a linux box with a BGP feed from somewhere and blackhole AS8060, AS8069, AS8705, AS3598, and a couple of others I'm too lazy to look up at the moment .. and route your traffic through that.

Cheers,

Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University



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