[linux-l] Vic Department of Education using Linux in WiFi backend. (fwd)

Peter Ross Peter.Ross at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Fr Mär 3 01:36:55 CET 2006

Hi all,

mal eine Einsatzstory fuer Linux downunder. Vic meint Victoria, einer von 
sechs Bundesstaaten des Landes (mit Hauptstadt Melbourne, im Sueden des 


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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 11:01:56 +1100
From: Cefiar <cef at optusnet.com.au>
To: "luv-main at luv.asn.au" <luv-main at luv.asn.au>
Subject: Vic Department of Education using Linux in WiFi backend.

10,000 access points, 1700 locations, expected cost of $6.5 million. Possibly
the worlds biggest single network rollout.

DET needed an authentication system, and given the unique problems with their
network (lots of NAT) that posed problems for Cisco's own authentication
products, and no help from Microsoft, they built one from scratch using Linux
called EduPass.


Interesting tidbit from the article:
  After completing the 11-month project and with the network fully functional
since July last year, Meadows said DET has experienced a minimum 20 percent
saving against cabling and 50 percent due to open source software.

  Stuart Young - aka Cefiar - cef at optusnet.com.au

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