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 From:  "Kamil Wencel" <wencel at radion dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] FW: MAC filtering on wireless interfaces
 Date:  Mon, 8 Dec 2003 07:37:20 +0100 (CET)
Maybe we should consider writing a little easy to read howto
which would cover the likeliest scenarios. It would gain
m0n0owall another advantage : IPSEC for everyone ;)

Who would be interested  in helping ?

Referring to Magne Andreassen :
> Mitch (WebCob) wrote:
>>
>> Hey Magne - I agree with you in pricipal - but there are
>> different realities - one like Fred seems to be talking about
>> - WAP hotspots... would put an unrealistic burden on the
>> users to connect if we expect them to configure IPSEC or PPTP
>> on their windows boxes so they can surf in my coffee shop.
>>
>
> True, specially for public and ad-hoc WLAN where traffic
> passing your firewall is redirected to Internet and only a
> few services like http, https, dns and so on are passed.
>
> But the setup of VPN on a windoze box connecting to m0n0wall
> PPTP, is really a no-brainer if a quick how-to is given, but
> clearly most suitable for home LAN or Company LAN.
>
> The fact that the exact same procedure for connecting
> from WAN side of m0n0wall as for the WLAN(or any optional
> interfaces), could be another good argument for using it at home...
> or at work for that sake...
>
>> There is always a balance of security and usability - if the
>> "cost" of security sacrifices to much usability, then it's
>> pointless - the system won't be used at all...
>>
>
> As for the security vs. usability, I agree with you.
> For a hotspot like you have, IPSEC or PPTP would not
> be applicable.
>
>
> Magne
>
>
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