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OpenVAS 9 woes

So after all is said and done, it’s already been noted in the mailing list that openvas9 uses rsync for at least 2 update commands getting scapdata and certdata and so port 873 needs to be open through your proxy. Good luck getting a large corporate IT to punch a hole in their proxy to let that through.  From what I’ve been seeing, there’s no easy way to manually retrieve the updates either.  C’est La Vie.
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802.1x Setup – Article Links

WPA Enterprise setup (aka, wpa peap)
1hr setup for PCs and Macs.  It doesn’t go 100% in depth, but enough to get things going in a basic fashion.

Part 1http://www.techworld.com/features/index.cfm?featureID=1330
Part 2http://www.techworld.com/features/index.cfm?featureID=1331

Using PEAP for Wireless Authhttp://www.techworld.com/mobility/features/index.cfm?featureid=3451

Wireless SSO (Single Sign On) – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.11.cableguy.aspx

Disable EFI password – Intel Mac

Boot normally and logon as an admin user.  Pop in the Leopard install dvd then open Terminal and type in

open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/Applications

In the window that opens, choose Utilities and then Firmware Password Utility. Uncheck the box to set the firmware password and click Change.  The EFI password is now blank.