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28th July 2005, 08:40 PM
looking at the Airport Admin utility,

There is a logging option under base station options,

Where does this logging info get recorded and can I set it up to tell me who has logged on at what time?

How do I know if my network is secure, I have set it up as a closed network with password, but when I use iStumbler it shows 3 question marks under the secure heading

Wireless noob :rolleyes:

29th July 2005, 10:37 AM
:unsure: Anyone?

29th July 2005, 11:08 AM
a closed network just means that it won't broadcast the name of your Wireless Access Point ... ie. You'll need to know it's name (and password) in order to connect.

you should look at using WPA with a passphrase ...

29th July 2005, 02:08 PM
The Airport base station can send log messages across the network using syslog. These messages will be sent to a host that is running syslogd that is configured to accept remote messages (usually off by default). You'll end up with a text file that grows as messages arrive.

Here is an article about configuring for 10.3


On 10.4 however, the syslogd daemon is controlled by the new launchd service, here is a document for changing that.

http://www.aaronadams.net/index.php/2005/0...ccept_logs_from (http://www.aaronadams.net/index.php/2005/06/02/configuring_syslogd_to_accept_logs_from)

As for a "closed" network being "secure", I recently attended a wireless security workshop where we were told that turning off SSID broadcast does so little for "security" that it might as well be left on. Go with "WPA Personal" with the Airport Extreme.