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    Hi all,
    Just wandered if anyone had come across the term warchalking. I have just come across it whilst reading:

    WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend: A Guide to Wireless Security
    by Chris Hurley, Michael Puchol, Russ Rogers and Frank Thornton

    Aparently it's the practice of publicly marking wireless networks that have been discovered.

    Dam, the authers don't say what the mark looks like, not yet atleast.
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    There are a few, common open node I have seen since last year:

    Open Node )(


    Closed node ()
    Broken WEP (w)

    West of House
    You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
    There is a small mailbox here.

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    yah I have seen both the term warchalking and actual warchalking... I just stumbled across some on Friday on the way back to work from my bank

    There is a warchalking tutorial out there somewhere. I'll google it in a bit and post back.

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    Have a look at this PDF. I used it to present my case to the Govt. agency that I work for when chalking first turned up at some public offices of ours. I also showed how the chalk marks matched up perfectly with the WAP settings. Since then, we have gone to a much better wireless solution.

    Anyway, here ya go:

    http://www.blackbeltjones.com/warcha...halking0_9.pdf
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    I couldn't find the original tut I was talking about in my last post but I did remember where I found it.


    http://www.warchalking.org/

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    i cant believe that a .org already exists to take care of that:
    http://www.warchalking.org/

    man, im outdated
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    border firewall + WAP (wireless access point) =>> wireless lan =>> internal firewall =>> protected internal lan
    From JP's post here:http://www.antionline.com/showthread...855#post747511

    Would not seem as over the top as some of us may have at first thought.
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    I've come across the term before but never actually seen the characters on the sidewalk. I live in the East Coast, Boston to be exact...and haven't noticed any marks on the sidewalks, not that I've been looking anyways. I do know some hotspots though that I use when I need them. The wide number of colleges around here also allow people to connect to the internet wirelessly without worrying too much about marking the sidewalks anyways .

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    I saw some more warchalking this afternoon on the walk back from the gym to work. Same ones that I saw on Friday but in a completely different area. Looks like someone is mapping downtown SF again

    Give a man a match and he will be warm for a while, light him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

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