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 From:  Adam Nellemann <adam at nellemann dot nu>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Captive portal support!
 Date:  Mon, 10 May 2004 18:46:30 +0200
Hi Manuel,

Manuel Kasper wrote:
[... A lot of great stuff that I've removed for compactness...]

This all sounds excellent! I'm very much looking forward to 
betatesting it all :)

As I said, I'm not running any kind of portal service (seing as I use 
m0n0wall for my home network), but I never the less find the concept 
of having a portal page on my WLAN very appealing.

Even if I probably won't go as far as using a RADIUS server or such 
hardcore security, the portal will not only be a cool thing when my 
friends come by with their laptops, but will also provide me with an 
opportunity to warn any "intruders" that my AP isn't some public 
service for them to abuse, and perhaps even scare some of them away 
with a bit of legal mumbojumbo (Should work just as well as those fake 
car-alarms!)

In short: The portal feature is promising to become another great 
addition to the already impressive m0n0wall featurelist, and I would 
even say it is in rather good agreement with the original m0n0wall 
missionstatement (after all, isn't a portal page a kind of "visual" or 
"interactive" firewall?)

... Soon we will have to resort to feature-requests for screensavers, 
a pong-game or support for espressomachines, since m0n0wall already 
has everything else :))


Adam.