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Re: meeting ietf-legacy ssid

2017-07-11 20:00:14
Hi Randy,

It may be a side effect of some OSs. It seems that many of them remember the 
SSID, and they tend to use the first one that was learnt or the one that offers 
better signal, etc.

So, if the user chooses ietf-legacy in an OS, at some point and then later used 
ietf5ghz (just to put an example), the OS will “prefer” ietf-legacy, unless you 
go to your control panel and change the “order” of those SSIDs preference.

So, a simple way to avoid that, is to rename the ietf-legacy at each IETF 
meeting with the IETF meeting number, for example ietf-legacy99 for the next 

At this way, the standard SSID (ietf5ghz in my example) gain the preference.

Same scheme of ssdi+ietfnumber, can be used to make sure that as many users as 
we wish, go to our “preferred” network (for example NAT64). We just need to 
change our actual mind to get used to it.


-----Mensaje original-----
De: ietf <ietf-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org> en nombre de Randy Bush 
Responder a: <randy(_at_)psg(_dot_)com>
Fecha: miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017, 2:34
Para: IETF Rinse Repeat <ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org>
Asunto: meeting ietf-legacy ssid

    the noc sees a quite large number of associations to the unencrypted
    ietf-legacy ssid as opposed to say the encrypted ietf ssid
    some of us are wondering if those using ietf-legacy
      o do not realize it is completely unencrypted over the air, or
      o don't care as their threat model sees runnin' nekkid over the air as
        not a significant additional weakness, or
      o believe that they are using sufficient encryption at higher layers
        to meet their needs, or
      o other
    these days, some meetings do not provide unencrypted wifi at all and
    seem not to get complaints.  maybe their attendees are just geekier
    and/or more security conscious.
    clue bat, please.  unicast responses accepted too.

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