[Soekris] Beyond WEP: LEAP, TKIP or CCMP support in BSD?
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed May 28 20:39:42 UTC 2003
Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Okay, there's a resounding silence on this...
> Does this means that BSD/Linux/unix can't be used in a modern
> secure wireless infrastructure? That we should all use
> $600 cisco boxes so we can do the key spinning that makes
> it all secure and usable?
Personal opinion only, but I don't think these are useful protocols.
They require more horsepower on the APs (which, sure, the Soekris has
but I need to consider installing hundreds of APs) and they only protect
the communication between the client and the AP.
In my opinion, this is an end-to-end problem. It makes little sense to me
to put these features onto the AP unless the AP itself is an endpoint.
> Quoting Chuck Yerkes (chuck+soekris at 2003.snew.com):
> > I was gonna ask this on the BSD lists, but it's really about
> > running on the Soekris' and people here have their fingers in
> > these sorts of projects.
> > I've been running in-house wireless for quite some time.
> > Moved from an Airport to a Soekris. The Soekris has a pair
> > of wireless cards as my neighbor, a ham, is quite actively
> > wirelessing up our neighborhood with plans to hit the whole
> > Bay area (awesome line of sight).
> > My question is if OpenBSD (or anyBSD) is able to run
> > LEAP, TKIP or CCMP to join these networks.
> > As much as I love proprietary boxes like the Ciscos, there's
> > something about a box that can run IPSec and wireless AND can be
> > a shell machine for me that I like a lot.
> > I'd run Linux if I had to, but really prefer the solidity
> > of the BSDs (and the handiness of /usr/ports/).
> > Thanks,
> > chuck
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