NYC schools and cloaked APs

Ricardo Carrano carrano at
Wed May 7 16:02:12 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:

> 2008/5/3 Ricardo Carrano <carrano at>:
> > NYC schools use cloaked access points to provide wireless connectivity.
> > We currently do not support cloaked APs (and ... ok, they hardly provide
> any
> > additional security).
> From looking through the code, the most elegant & supportable solution
> seems to be to be to extend the results returned by NetworkManager's
> "get networks" dbus interface (code in
> /usr/share/sugar/shell/hardware/ to include a number of
> 'statically configured' networks from ~olpc/.configuration/networks.
> Once nmclient's datastructure is extended in this way, the rest of the
> UI and nmclient code should work 'as is' to display these networks in
> the mesh view and allow connections to them.
> Another alternative is to simply hack some dbus-send commands into
> rc.local to force NetworkManager to connect to the proper network.
> Ricardo, Blake's asked for more information to help work on the
> NetworkManager side of this.  Is it just a cloaked AP, or is there
> WEP/WPA/WPA2 involved, etc?
>  --scott

Sounds like a great plan (or two)!

NYC friends:
Are the APs in NYC schools open?

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