[OLSR-users] Securing the OLSR interface
Mon May 22 10:32:12 CEST 2006
security can be achived by end-to-end encryption. If someone else in your
neighbourhood manage to connect to the ad-hoc network _and_ is able to setup
the olsrd routing: Make an invitation party - your network is growing. More
coverage. Larger range. This kind of "automatic" growth we are normally
looking for ;-)
So forget about securing wifi. Secure your resources instead. Use firewall
rules (as on the internet) for your private net and do some authentication
for securing your resources, e.g. an inet gw or your private ftp.
"Vijay Kolaventy" <(spam-protected)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I have just finished setting up a mesh with just three
> mesh routers. Everything is working fine. My only
> worry is security. The two main constraints are:
> 1. Is there something like WPA for Ad-Hoc networks?
> 2. How can I secure the OLSR Interface?
> I have been searching the net for some clue on setting
> up WPA or similar security for the Ad-Hoc network. So
> far I could not find any. All I did was to just
> disable the ssid broadcast.
> I atleast want to prevent users from connecting to the
> SSID be able to access the network. For example, the
> olsr interface has a IP address 192.168.0.1. So if
> somebody sets 192.168.0.2 to his laptop and connects
> to the wifi network he will be able to access the
> network. Somebody please let me know how to prevent
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