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RE: Wireless access
From: "Mitchell Rowton" <mrowton () bdo com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:50:38 -0500

This reminds me of an old conversation.  Will you be liable if one
extranet partner uses your connection to bad things to another extranet
partner?

I don't think there was ever a firm answer from legal.  But its my (NOT
LAWYER) opinion, that if you make a reasonable effort to keep things
like this from happening i.e changing and disabling broadcast of the
SSID, then you won't be liable.  You have to strike a balance between
how much time=money you are willing spend to protect someone else from
someone else.  I would be a good internet citizen, and make certain
configuration changes to restrict this type of incidental use, but I
would not recommend spending money (on a firewall for example) on this
type of circumstance.

--
Mitchell

Robert Mezzone <Robert.Mezzone () PJSolomon Com> 03/29/04 12:17PM >>>
As an example, what happens if a person (unknowingly) connects
wirelessly
and downloads a music file?  They are outside our firewall but they
are
still connected to our network. Wouldn't the company still be liable?

Thanks.

Robert




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