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.
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
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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