A.L.M.Buxey at A.L.M.Buxey at
Mon Nov 24 20:36:36 CET 2008

> Hi Alan - 
> This is a wireless network.  If you have a minute could you explain why
> this is 
> different between `wireless' & `wired' system?

for wireless 802.1X the cert is used as part of the securing system
to create keyed content to ensure the encryption of the data

for wired 802.1X the only time there is any encryption is during
the authentication phase - after that, the data channel to the
switch is clear - thus no need for any 'real' security to be

with wired you can get away with almost fact,
on some switches you can get away with even worse ;-)


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