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Re: OT: unathorized network user.

Jimmy Bradley wrote:
        I don't know why the Linux machines can't see windows machine
when the signal is encrypted. I've spent a whole weekend before trying
to figure it out, but with no luck.
        Now, as far as running the network open,in a number of states,
including Alabama, it is against the law to access an open network
without authorization from the network owner, and you can in fact go to
jail for it. Just because the radio waves from the network enter your
living space, doesn't give you the right to utilize then without proper
authorization. It's the same thing as the signals from say Sirius or
Direct TV. The signals pass through your home, but it is illegal to use
the signal without authorization from the signal owners.

If it is illegal to use someone's network without their permission I suspect it is equally illegal to access someone's computer without their permission even if they are on your network.

So, secure your network....


On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 10:31 +0000, Da Rock wrote:
I'd figure out some way to fix your network so you can encrypt it again. First rule of sysadmin is to protect your network- if you can't do that then you can't really blame others for accessing it. Besides the simple aspect that if someone this clueless can access your network then what could someone malicious do?

From: bmobile40 bellsouth net
To: fedora-list redhat com
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 04:16:04 -0600
Subject: OT: unathorized network user.

       I live in an apartment complex, and I have a wireless network
that most of the time, I run encrypted. For some reason, in order for my
Linux machines to see my one remaining windows machine, I have to turn
off the encryption. Not long after I turn the encryption off, there is
some one who lives near me, whose machine gets on my network.
        Now,get this, apparently the machine is setup to share the whole
hard drive,because I can see all the folders on the hard drive. By the
way, it's an 80gig hard drive. I have written and saved text files to
the machine's desktop, asking the person to stay off my network, but
they continue to get on my network. The last text message I saved to the
person's desktop was a message saying that they have ignored all my
warnings, so they leave me no choice but to fill up their hard drive.
So far, I have filled their hard drive about halfway up, and they still
get on my network. I haven't saved any malicious files to their machine.
It's mostly been Linux distro iso's and video(no porn)and audio files
that I know they won't like. Just nice big files.
        This person has to be clueless as to what is going on. You'd
think they would've noticed something by now.
        My question is, does anyone have any other ideas as to handle
this problem? I mean, I don't want to fill this person's hard drive up,
but if I have to, I will.



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