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May 2nd, 2003


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2003.0502.1325::Honeychalking and the Friday Five
So Frank, my boss, and I were trying to get our WiFi network back up and running. Prior to my arrival here, they had wireless network running, but xopherg got here and somehow messed it all up.

Frank had wanted to put the Access Point outside of the firewall, in order to ensure that everything we have behind it (which, Frank admits, is pretty much nothing) is relatively secure. The AP is acting up on that part of the network, though (I think it's either the old, possibly-failing BNC connector, the cable, or the hub that the BNC's connected to). It works fine when it's just hooked up to the internal network.

At some point in the past few months, Frank tried to connect to our Access Point and discovered that he was actually surfing on the bandwidth of the wireless network of the dentist's office next door.

No encryption, no security, just an open AP broadcasting its SSID out to the whole world.

Frank posed the question: should we leave the WAP connected to the internal network? We've got 128-bit WEP keys set up and MAC address filtering, while the dentist's office has no means of security.

I found myself suggesting that we warchalk the outside of our building with the dentist's open SSID as a honeypot for hackers and bandwidth junkies.

Sometimes my lack of scruples disturbs me.


and the Friday Five:
1. Name one song you hate to admit you like.
"Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" - Britney Spears

2. Name two songs that always make you cry.
Not always, but I'm really invested in these two:
"Waiting for Her" - a-ha
"The Wedding Night" - Patrick Doyle, from the Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Score.

3. Name three songs that turn you on.
"Sexual (li da di)" - Amber
"Both Hands" - Ani Difranco
"Cold" - VNV Nation

4. Name four songs that always make you feel good.
"Time to Start" - Blue Man Group
"Our Own Way" - Hot Water Music
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Good Morning, Starshine" - Oliver

5. Name five songs you couldn't ever do without.
Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, Second Movement
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" - Elvis Presley
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra
"We've Got Tonight" - Bob Seger
"Cupid" - Sam Cooke

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xopherg::2003.05.03.12:31 am
[User Picture]not my fault!
thepeopleseason::2003.05.05.07:43 am
[User Picture]Actually, it was. One problem was the firmware upgrade you put on the thing...


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