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Old 7th November, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Wireless - TKIP sort of broken

For a long time, we've known that wireless networks that use WEP have problems with security. However, a couple of academic researchers have identified some issues within the WPA protection provided by the 802.11i standard. They're going to be presenting their findings at a conference known as PacSec. Before you rush out and turn off all your WiFi stuff, things might not be as bad as you might have assumed. TKIP isn't broken open like WEP was.

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Old 7th November, 2008, 03:23 PM
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The combination of wireless security bothering me and WPA being iffy on Linux machines from time to time lead me to just leave it open and VPN in to access anything.

Not certain if that's the best solution really, just seamed convenient since Network Manager detects the network and knows what to do to connect to it.
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Old 7th November, 2008, 03:57 PM
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I've found WPA support to be pretty good using wpa_supplicant. If a driver has tried to implement it's own WPA, I've generally found it to suck by comparison. I'd had more problems under Windows than Linux...
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Its more NetworkManager's WPA support, it tends to want to do silly things and fail to connect (incidentally, a simple ifconfig wlan0 down ifconfig wlan0 up usually fixes it). NM also has some odd issues with VPNC from time to time, but its far less frequent.
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Well, that's a NetworkManager problem then. Having said that, I've never got on well with NetworkManager. It seems to have more than it's fair share of borkedness.
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NetworkManger in F9 seems to be much better than it was in F8, which is to say that instead of being truly garbage, it is now just rubbish.
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NetworkManager is giving me some problems as well.

It wont connect if the SSID isn't being broadcasted - have never managed toget this working. Also it crashes when i try and use vpnc, which is funny, cause it worked like a dream in ubuntu 7.10.
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NM does have a lot of potential, the design of it and the UI is very slick, just needs a plumber to check the pipes.
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NetworkManger in F9 seems to be much better than it was in F8, which is to say that instead of being truly garbage, it is now just rubbish.
You can see why I'm near desperate to get the update to install! Which it won't! ":O}
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