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Locking down Linux.conf.au

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Give five hundred very technically proficient Linux enthusiasts unfettered access to the same Wi-Fi network and you might be asking for trouble.

Nearly every year, network administrators at Linux.conf.au, Australia’s premiere open source conference, have to deal with some sort of shenanigans on the network.

Chief among the concerns for conference network admin Steve Walsh has been the appearance of mysterious rogue wireless access points with the same or similar names to the official network.

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