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Re: Wireless insecurity at NANOG meetings

  • From: Chris Adams
  • Date: Mon Sep 23 13:05:32 2002


On Sunday, Sep 22, 2002, at 15:41 US/Pacific, William Allen Simpson wrote:
I will agree that the security in WEP is almost useless, and have
personally campaigned to change it for years. But, it is still the only
Access Control widely available. So, it should be used, in addition to
the better methods.
That will give people a false sense of security. Wouldn't it be better to use an approach like NetReg to give every user a warning when they first connect to the network? That doesn't require any arcane software config and would give an accurate indication of how secure the network is.

Chris





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