On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Lynne Meeks wrote:
> The Windows VPN client is on the software download page now; the link for the
> Mac client is being added now and should be available before the end of the
There is also a Linux client if people are using wireless Linux laptops
(available at https://www.uvm.edu/cit/vpn/).
> [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > When will software be available for d/l?
> > -Rob
> > On Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at 01:27 PM, Lynne Meeks wrote:
> > > Beginning Monday, August 5, 2002 the wireless network that has been
> > > installed by
> > > Network Services in several buildings on campus (known as Cat's PAWS)
> > > will be secured by being configured behind our VPN (Virtual Private
> > > Network). This means that wireless users will need to install and run
> > > VPN client software in order to access the wireless network. Currently,
> > >
> > > the Cat's PAWS wireless network is completely open; there is no
> > > encryption of information over the air and there is no authentication,
> > > which means that anyone with an 802.11b wireless card can obtain
> > > Internet access. From an Internet security standpoint, this is not a
> > > good thing, thus the need to secure the wireless network.
> > >
> > > After you have installed a VPN client, your wireless transmissions over
> > > the air will be encrypted and you will need to authenticate yourself to
> > > the VPN (using your Zoo username and password) in order to access the
> > > Internet over the wireless network.
> > >
> > > VPN clients for Windows, Mac OS 8 and 9, and Mac OS X can be downloaded
> > > from the software distribution web page http://www.uvm.edu/software.
> > > Installation instructions can also be found there. Macintosh users
> > > should pay particular attention to the installation instructions and the
> > >
> > > sequence of steps necessary to correctly install and run the VPN client.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Lynne Meeks
> > > Network Services
> > > University of Vermont
> > > [log in to unmask]
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