Re: [fw-wiz] Discretionary WiFi Access
From: Josh Welch (jwelch_at_buffalowildwings.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 07:56:58 -0500
Jim Seymour wrote:
> "Paul D. Robertson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Josh Welch wrote:
>>>I have setup an access point outside of our firewall for this express
>>>purpose. It is wide open and I simply monitor port usage to keep an eye
>>>out for any abuse, it hasn't been an issue so far.
>>Isn't this kind of SBCYF?
> "Kind of?" ;)
> Another thing, which I haven't seen discussed: It seems probable that
> the access in question would naturally be less restricted than what's
> normally allowed by ones corporate firewall, yeah? (Well, unless one
> has killed their firewall  ;).) E.g.: Perhaps SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Net
> Meeting (*barf*), etc., unfiltered. You'll want some way to keep
> employees with wireless capability from accessing your insecure
> courtesy WLAN--particularly whilst they're connected to your secured
> LAN (router, anybody?).
Now this is a much more interesting argument to me. One which I will
take up with my management. I'm a bit annoyed that this one didn't occur
to me in the first place.
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