[nycbug-talk] How secure: wireless + ssh?
Fri Dec 23 23:20:27 EST 2005
On Thu 2005.12.22 at 10:14 -0500, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> Had never had the need for wireless..
> Getting a new laptop and was wondering how safe it is to use a wireless WEP
> connection with SSH.
since everyone put their two cents in, i will as well.
i now use a combination of things at home: ipsec, authpf, and ssh.
ipsec - it just works.
authpf - it too works well, but less overhead on a few of my dinky
laptops sitting around the house. (also for devices that have yet been
given keys from my ca)
ssh - i've used ppp over ssh for a while now, for various tasks - from
tunneling out of my network and through some others, to tunneling back
home from a "cafe", of sorts, and using my home net to actually do
the whole "wireless security" thing is somewhat vague. really, the only
thing one *should* worry about is unauthorized access to your wireless
devices. sniffing, and the lot happen, after the wireless gateway with
mail (non-tls), http and whatnot anyway. ssh, tls/ssl and other such
protocols are far better equiped to handle the workload of protecting
your data (streams, etc) - and they are already there, doing their job.
this is why i really like authpf. ever since i "solved" my interference
issues, i've been providing wireless services to my neighbors, and
authpf is just so simple for those "client" machines. i do ipsec for my
own devices (after i've got the key signed), and i'm replacing my ppp
over ssh tunnels with the shinny new openssh native tunnels (even layer2
so that's my $.02 - have a good one everyone.
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