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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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We once had a external consultant proprietorially clomp into our office, unplug somebody's network cable and plug his laptop in - then complain he couldn't connect to anything.

- Your machine's ID needs to be whitelisted and then you need to log onto the firewall.

+ How do I do that?

- You use your normal logon, you know, your payroll number and password, which is double-checked against known machine MAC addresses.

+ How do I get a payroll number and MAC address?

- By being an employee, and using company equipment.

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