+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Wireless Networks Thread, Disconnect insecure building over holidays? in Technical; We'll be extending our network into the sheds (old pseudo-portacabin classrooms) this term and I'm concerned about leaving live network ...
  1. #1


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,534
    Thank Post
    271
    Thanked 752 Times in 590 Posts
    Rep Power
    218

    Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    We'll be extending our network into the sheds (old pseudo-portacabin classrooms) this term and I'm concerned about leaving live network connections in fairly insecure, unalarmed buildings over the holidays. The school grounds are covered by CCTV, but prevention is better than a cure.

    I'm considering unplugging the fibre links in the server room. Does anyone else do this?

  2. #2

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,439
    Thank Post
    1,468
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 908 Posts
    Rep Power
    299

    Re: Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    I sometimes disconnect some if there are private lettings in a building where there may be somebody who may just bring a laptop with them and try plugging it in, but normally they stay in all year.

  3. #3

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,582
    Thank Post
    107
    Thanked 761 Times in 592 Posts
    Rep Power
    179

    Re: Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    If you are too lazy to unplug the fibre, you could just disable the port using the switch's web UI.

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    12,963
    Thank Post
    586
    Thanked 1,494 Times in 1,340 Posts
    Rep Power
    397

    Re: Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    What are you concerned about? someone breaking in and using your Internet connection over the holiday?

    Ben

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,534
    Thank Post
    271
    Thanked 752 Times in 590 Posts
    Rep Power
    218

    Re: Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    What are you concerned about? someone breaking in and using your Internet connection over the holiday?

    Ben
    Kinda, if you substitute "nosing around our network" for "Internet" (though I admit it's unlikely). We also rent out rooms (like John said), and I have no reason to trust the people letting them.

    I'm unhappy about allowing network access in an unsecure location when there's no-one around to prevent nefarious activities.

  6. #6

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,800
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 582 Times in 503 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    223

    Re: Disconnect insecure building over holidays?

    What about CCTV? And presumably you have some sort of web filtering? Couldn't you monitor internet access and simply ban people from using the rooms again if they abuse the network access?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. When do you take your holidays?
    By mark in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14th September 2011, 09:09 AM
  2. Disconnect and reconnect on thinstation clients.
    By tosca925 in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2nd June 2008, 04:37 PM
  3. Holidays - unfair or is it me?!
    By Paid_Peanuts in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 19th September 2007, 12:13 PM
  4. On the run up to the summer holidays here.
    By Halfmad in forum General Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 28th June 2007, 08:53 AM
  5. A Question About The Holidays
    By sqdge in forum General Chat
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 13th April 2007, 10:12 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •