FLOSS Weekly 155
|Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb|
Guests: Olivier Bilodeau and Ludovic Marcotte
Recorded: March 2, 2011
Published: March 2, 2011
Olivier Bilodeau and Ludovic Marcotte of PacketFence.org
PacketFence ; Perl, networking and more.
- On GPL.
What problem does Packet Fence solve? Lots of devices (wired and wireless) connect to a network. Organizations need to make sure that devices are authorized to connect to networks. Segregate authorized traffic from un-authorized traffic.
What does Packet Fence do?
- Register everything on the network (printers, laptops, servers, etc) in a database
- Detects abnormal activity, possibly notifies user
- Quarintines user from network
- Allows user to re-gain access
Re-directs web requests on an unidentified machine, using VLANs, to a "captive portal" where the user will have to login.
Designed for large deployments (100 nodes and up).
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