Public Wireless access (ticket / token / schedule based)

Stefan Fouant sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net
Tue Dec 28 10:58:26 CST 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: james at jamesstewartsmith.com [mailto:james at jamesstewartsmith.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:55 AM
> To: Bill Lewis; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Public Wireless access (ticket / token / schedule based)
> 
> We've had some good success with the Cisco wireless LAN controllers in
> our office.  The reception staff are given "Lobby Admin" access that
> let's them create users with a default expiry of a day (but can go up
> to 90 days I think). The wireless is technically open, but they can't
> do anything until they authenticate through the controller's web GUI.
> They we have access lists to control what they can do while on the
> wireless.

James,

Just out of curiosity, how does this solution prevent unauthorized users
from gaining access to the system by the aforementioned MAC spoofing
technique?

Stefan Fouant






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