[clug] ... and WiFi access in Civic

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Mon Feb 18 06:51:20 GMT 2008

On Monday 18 February 2008 12:23:48 am Paul Wayper wrote:
> My suggestion here is to do something similar to what Steve implemented at
> LCA this year.  We have one network of unsecured WiFi but that is locked
> down to prevent the more egregious abuses (e.g. no unsecured SMTP), and one
> WPA-protected WiFi network which people that come along to CLUG meetings
> can use.  Either hand out the pass phrase at CLUG meetings, recognise
> specific MAC addresses, or whatever.  But I'd prefer to come up with
> something that everyone agrees is going to work.
What is the rationale for this?

In particular, why not just have a single network?

I don't see the need for a protected network, since you have to assume that it 
is potentially hostile anyway (potential compromise of access controls given 
the amount of people that could know it / pass it on / lose the bit of paper; 
and lack of real physical security on the access points).


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