[clug] ... and WiFi access in Civic

Anthony Goonan anthony.goonan at yless4u.com.au
Wed Feb 20 08:37:21 GMT 2008


Do u have a Telecommunications Carrier Licence?  Are U intending to apply
for a Telecommunications Carrier Licence?  

Pls refer to Australian Commmunications & Media Authority (ACMA).

Anthony Go 

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+anthony.georges=yless4u.com.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+anthony.georges=yless4u.com.au at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Walsh
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2008 9:17 AM
To: paulway at mabula.net
Cc: CLUG List
Subject: Re: [clug] ... and WiFi access in Civic

Paul Wayper wrote:
> I'd also like to hear from those people (Steve?) who have set up 
> public WiFi access points as to the cost, and any legal questions that 
> arise.  If we bathe Garema Place in the warm glow of public WiFi, are 
> we responsible for anything that the public does on that network?
You need to be able to track stuff back to a MAC address, which is trivial
with DHCP logs and a transparent proxy.
>   Are there any other legal aspects we need to consider?
No, but be aware, public, or any type of wifi, is considered to be Wild
West. ACA (or whatever they are this month) don't want to know that you were
there first, then those bastards Azure came along and plonked a more
powerful access point down right on your channel and it's now blatting the
shit out of your AP. Sort it out between yourselves, just stop before it
gets to Molotov Cocktails, ok?

> And just how much would it cost?
Upfront - however many AP's you want
Ongoing - DSL

We had our transproxy, etc, in the colo, so if you wanted to limit stuff
you'd need to put that with the DSL, but that makes it easier to do the
backend auth for WPA as well.

Oh, and be prepared for people to complain the free service sucks, they
can't connect, they weren't browsing porn, it just popped up, etc.
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