Singapore's island wide wireless network Wireless@SG provides encrypted and unencryped Wifi access. Unless your are a fan of being a Firesheep target, you want to use Wireless@SGx with encryption. Singtel provides detailed instructions for many platform with the unsurprising absence of instructions for Linux. So here you go:
You will need the certificate they use from GoDaddy. So go to their certificate site and download the "Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority" in DER format. Note down the SHA1 key for the file: 27 96 BA E6 3F 18 01 E2 77 26 1B A0 D7 77 70 02 8F 20 EE E4. Optional (but highly recommended): open a terminal and check the checksum of your download: sha1sum gd-class2-root.cer
In your network manager applet connect to Wireless@SGx. You will be prompted with "Wireless Network Authentication Required"
Fill in the form:
Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
Anonymous identity:: leave empty
CA certificate: gd-class2-root.cer (The one you downloaded in step 1)
PEAP version: Automatic
Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
Username/Password: Your Wireless@SG credentials
A little embarrassment for SingTel: The registration page (at of today 23 March 2012) uses an outdated https certificate.
As usual YMMV
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The Khan Academy provides an ever growing K12 syllabus, that rivals top schools
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Notes addressbook sync with IBM SmartCloud
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When you use IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Engage (SCSB) you get a contacts feature. It will list all your network contacts, but also is able to list arbitrary contacts, serving as your address book. Latest since the arrival of mobile devices however the saying goes: "only a synced contact is a good contact".
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Triggering a process "On Replication" is much preferable. Classic Notes agents don't have this ability, but the Notes full client can do that. Alread [read] Keywords: agent