public wifi (was: Re: Firewall Planning)
Menno Scholten wrote:
Ken Gilmour wrote:
No point in having an external firewall if you have an internal
wireless (open) network for anyone who wants to use it. You might as
well hang a network cable out your window for anyone to use.
I disagree. If you enable WEP encryption and restrict acces to your
local LAN based on MAC-adresses you can make it
pretty secure. Of course you always open a door for wardrivers to use
but it will discourage the random git..
If you want to go even further you can create a VPN over your wireless
network to ecrypt data.
The above is just my humble opinion of course, correct me if I'm wrong..
As a side note, this article from linuxjournal might be of interest to
the list, it describes a clever way to set up a public access point,
using a striped down version of debian (pebble):