Linux and High speed accessability
amanda at shellworld.net
Wed Nov 14 00:29:16 EST 2001
Yup, if they've gotten through the firewall, then you have more problems
to worry about than security between the computers within your home or
whereever the lan is.
Haven't seen a house wiring system that provides good throughput yet. I
did a bunch of searching and this other technology for wireless seems to
be best solution for me. I just hoped some other devices were availabel
for less. I don't want to go too far off topic but I have the info in a
folder somewhere and will at least relate the name of this device. Pretty
certain Best Buy offers it.
There is another attempt to connect via the parallel poert but that got
some bad rap on a message board I was reading and it's obviously as slow
To answer going the water pipes route,
could be an option here but the atic isn't very accessible and don't
really think the water pipes go up
that far. In many cases, the walls are sealed off between floors so, as I
said, it's easier said than done. o'well...
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Kirk
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Terry Klarich wrote:
> > At this time, I wouldn't consider wireless. There is big problems with
> > security. I did hear of a product which used the home wiring though. Can't
> > remember how or where though. Maybe a search on google is in order.
> OK, can't resist this one. You are connecting a computer to a network with
> zero security. You are recieving email that has been god only knows where
> and could easily be seen by anyone and their brother. Now you are a bit
> concerned because there is a theretical weakness in security?????
> Hello?? Before deciding this kind of thing you should become
> informed. Guess what?? There are security risks in your OS? But to shed
> some knowledge here: the problem with wireless security is that when you
> use 128 bit encryption you are "only" getting the equivilant of 40 to 56
> bit encryption. The reason is that the security key must be entered as
> ascii characters and as such, not all bits are available for use.
> But hello?? If you have someone hacking into your communications with 40
> bit encryption then they also probably have tapped into your network and
> can see all that nice unencrypted data anyway. It took 10,000 computers
> working around the clock over 24 hours to crack 40 bit encryption. There
> are much easier ways to snoop on me.
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at 1tree.net
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> a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
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