[Fwd: [Politech] Use non-password-protected WiFi node, go to prison? [econ]]

Randall Shimizu rshimizu at consultant.com
Wed Jul 6 12:24:13 PDT 2005


I believe some wireless routers have the ability to do port based firewalling.
----- Original Message -----
From: "JD Runyan" <Lists at RunyanRants.Net>
To: "Main Discussion List for KPLUG" <kplug-list at kernel-panic.org>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Politech] Use non-password-protected WiFi node,	go to prison? [econ]]
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 14:11:42 -0500

> 
> Subject:   Re: [Fwd: [Politech] Use non-password-protected
> WiFi node,	go to prison? [econ]] To:        Main Discussion
> List for KPLUG <kplug-list at kernel-panic.org> Cc:        Bcc:
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=# Don't remove this line
> #=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Todd Walton wrote:
>  > On 7/6/05, Neil Schneider <pacneil at linuxgeek.net> wrote:
>  >
>  >>Police say Benjamin Smith III, 41, used his Acer brand
>  >>laptop to hack into Dinon's wireless Internet network.
>  >
>  >
>  > I wish there were an easy way to allow unfettered public
>  > access to my broadband connection, but without allowing
>  > any public access to my computer.  Easy as in, "I know
>  > that someone designed the system with this specifically in
>  > mind, and I just have to click click and it's all good."
>  > I'd settle for "I just have to follow a HOWTO to install
>  > it, and I can be sure that the system is safe and does
>  > what it's supposed to do."  I don't use wireless, alas,
>  > and I don't know how this stuff generally works.
>  >
>  > -todd
>  >
>  >
> 
> That is simple, You need to have two access points, and
> firewalls. You would then  have this chain of devices. Each
> firewall of course could support Wired network access as
> well. You could do this with off the shelf Broadband
> wireless routers. I suggest that you choose two seperate
> Private address ranges. You could also do this with a single
> Linux box with 3 NICs (Internet, Public, Private) Use Linux
> routing to control the rest. Then you would need just normal
> access points attached to the switch/crossover cable  on the
> appropriate NIC. You would have to learn a little about
> Linux routing and firewalls.
> 
> USING OTF ROUTER/AP
> =====================================================
>                             |---- Public AP
> BROADBAND ----- DMZ FW ----|
>                             |---- LAN FW ---- Private AP
> 
> USING Linux
> =====================================================
>                                  |---- Public AP
> BROADBAND ---- Linux Router ----|
>                                  |---- Private AP
> 
> Some sites to check out:
> http://lartc.org/
> http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/linux-share-internet.asp
> http://www.netfilter.org/
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Firewall-HOWTO.html
> 
> -- "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."
> --Yogi Bera
> 
> 
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