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Host-based authentication

grants access based upon the identity of the host originating the request, instead of the identity of the user making the request. Many network applications in use today use host-based authentication to determine whether access is allowed. Under certain circumstances, it is fairly easy to masquerade as the legitimate host, especially if the masquerading host is physically located close to the host being impersonated.[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-14, at 48.

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