https & ssh the only wifi security necessary?

Gregory K. Ruiz-Ade gkade at
Sun Jul 3 10:11:27 PDT 2005

On Jul 2, 2005, at 11:18 PM, Michael J McCafferty wrote:

> ...and imaps or pop3s

Don't forget SMTP/TLS, unless you want your mail sending to be  
sniffed, too.

> At 10:13 PM 7/2/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>> I don't know if I should bother messing with wifi security, IPSEC
>> and other such mind numbing silliness when ssh and https provide
>> security whenever passwords are concerned.
>> Does everyone do the wifi security thing or just rely on
>> ssh and https to carry the day?

Personally, at home, I have 128-bit WEP enabled.  Sure, it's  
breakable.  Sure, it's a hassle to set up on each machine.  On the  
other hand, I bought most of my equipment before WPA was available,  
and don't feel like upgrading/replacing it.


Gregory K. Ruiz-Ade <gkade at>
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