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The university i will be attending in the fall will require the Cisco Clean Access Agent. From what i can find it will check Antivirus software and Windows updates but will it check more than that, becoming mandatory Spyware. Of course there are a few ways to get around it most of which violate their AUP / TOS. But i am open to suggestions.

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The university i will be attending in the fall will require the Cisco Clean Access Agent. From what i can find it will check Antivirus software and Windows updates but will it check more than that, becoming mandatory Spyware. Of course there are a few ways to get around it most of which violate their AUP / TOS. But i am open to suggestions.

Ask the system admin/tech guys "What if I'm using Linux?". (not that I know any thing about the Cleans access thing)

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The university i will be attending in the fall will require the Cisco Clean Access Agent. From what i can find it will check Antivirus software and Windows updates but will it check more than that, becoming mandatory Spyware. Of course there are a few ways to get around it most of which violate their AUP / TOS. But i am open to suggestions.

Ask the system admin/tech guys "What if I'm using Linux?". (not that I know any thing about the Cleans access thing)

hey at least you didn't say "What if I'm using ubunto?" thats an improvement :) lol

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it's a University, so they have to allow for obscure shit (not that Linux is obscure, I'm thinking more along the lines of OS2 Warp).

The University I go to has open access to the wireless in the computing building (they don't broadcast SSID), but every where else (Music, Library, Engineering etc.) you 'have' to use a program that does some thing similar to the clean access agent.

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My university didn't have wifi, when I asked about it in the shop the lady told me they didn't stock nestle products.

My advice is to see what they say about Linux & OSX (no university would get away with only allowing windows in the name of security). If your running windows you'll probally out of luck, the people who run the network don't know if your capable of running a clean system and neither do they care. This just makes it less likely that your systems will spew viagra emails across the world.

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I'm supprised at the amount of people who say that the university that they go to require that they use Norton AV. The university may only let him use one type of OS. I have heard of art schools that all but require OSX. If you are required to have windows (They are forcing you to use Windows if their monitoring software doesn't support any other OS) then just install windows install their BS program then install a virtual machine with the OS you want to use. If you are going to use linux as the primary OS then just install Windows in Wine and install their crap then you will be set. If they force you to use a certain OS then it is prabably because they have a contract with that company, so they get software at a much cheaper rate if they require their students to use it.

Also if you have a wireless network somewhere around you and you can find a box that will alow you to connect to the network through them then just connect to them and you prabably wont need the program because the comp that is connected directly to the network already has it.

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It would appear that i am answering my own question.  The wireless network does not require the CCAA (Cisco Clean Access Agent) it only requires the VPN login with student ID and password. But the dorms which only have an wired network require the  CCAA wihch was only available for Windows up tell  Version 4.0. The ways I have considered bypassing the CCAA is using an Server with their required software and bridge connections between my laptop and the network. Which now that i think about it might require a simple proxy on the server as well.

I am not fully aware on their policy regarding Linux. But the system stores the MAC address for ten min after shutdown so. Booting into Knoppix or a Live distro and then back to windows might work as well.

"https://nerp.net/~jcarlson/cca_.html" had some good information.

crashinc.googlepages.com/cleanaccessagent , kevin.sourceforge.net/howto.html this is another thingy that does similar things.

From what I have read the VPN will get the information about your computer from ones browser and with Firefox the user agent switcher will allow your browser to mislead them into thinking you are using a diggerent OS  http://chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/ or can be done using

They state that "The Clean Access Agent will scan your system to ensure that you have the latest updates for your opperating system and that you have our LICENSED COPY OF SYMANTEC NORTON ANTIVIROUS"

Of course wikipedia knows all http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_Clean_Access

That is what I was able to find.

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