NYC schools and cloaked APs
AMotaib at schools.nyc.gov
Wed May 7 16:12:15 EDT 2008
The current wireless infrastructure uses open authentication with static
WEP and cloaked SSIDs.
From: ricardo.c.carrano at gmail.com [mailto:ricardo.c.carrano at gmail.com]
On Behalf Of Ricardo Carrano
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 4:02 PM
To: C. Scott Ananian
Cc: cortland.setlow at gmail.com; Lai Bruce; Motaib Abdel; Vigilante Steve;
Bentahar Latif; Kambouras Tom; Kerner Marty; Devel
Subject: Re: NYC schools and cloaked APs
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org>
2008/5/3 Ricardo Carrano <carrano at laptop.org>:
> NYC schools use cloaked access points to provide wireless
> We currently do not support cloaked APs (and ... ok, they
hardly provide any
> additional security).
From looking through the code, the most elegant & supportable
seems to be to be to extend the results returned by
"get networks" dbus interface (code in
/usr/share/sugar/shell/hardware/nmclient.py) to include a number
'statically configured' networks from
Once nmclient's datastructure is extended in this way, the rest
UI and nmclient code should work 'as is' to display these
the mesh view and allow connections to them.
Another alternative is to simply hack some dbus-send commands
rc.local to force NetworkManager to connect to the proper
Ricardo, Blake's asked for more information to help work on the
NetworkManager side of this. Is it just a cloaked AP, or is
WEP/WPA/WPA2 involved, etc?
Sounds like a great plan (or two)!
Are the APs in NYC schools open?
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