mamamusings: November 11, 2004

elizabeth lane lawley's thoughts on technology, academia, family, and tangential topics

Thursday, 11 November 2004

protecting im conversations

So, I know that I can encrypt email with PGP, and encrypt web sites with SSL. Is there any way to protect IM conversations? It’s come to my attention that some of our more enterprising students have developed tools for monitoring IM conversations floating across the wireless network on campus.

There is a campus-wide VPN—is that sufficient? Are there IM clients that can encrypt conversations?

It’s not so much that I’m having super-secret conversations…but it’s the principle of the thing.

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rit mt site license

I’m delighted to be able to announce that RIT has signed a site licensing deal with Six Apart for MT 3.x. That means that students, faculty, and staff have unlimited non-commercial licenses for the software. The license is person-centric rather than server-centric, so you don’t have to install it on Grace.

Down the road, I know we’re looking at putting in a central version of the software that allows individuals to create blogs based on their DCE ID.

Yay!

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