On Friday 18 February 2005 2:27 pm, Quark IT - Hilton Travis wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a request for an additional feature in the "DHCP Server" page.
> Currently, it is easy to add MAC addresses for static mappings. It is
> also easy to remove them. I have a client who leases "space" on their
> Internet pipe to building tenants, and if these tenants have not paid
> their bill in time, they need to have Internet access blocked.
> Currently, it is required to have a list of the MAC addresses of
> registered machines so that once the client has paid (late) the list is
> consulted to re-add them to the list of allowed MACs. What would be
> nice is a "Disable this address" option in DHCP Server just as there is
> in the Firewall rules that would not delete that MAC address from the
> list, but not allow it to access the Internet - allowing a simple
> checkbox operation to re-add this MAC address to the allowed list.
> It would make this feature much more usable in situations like this.
AFAIK, disabling DHCP won't actually prevent the user from getting on
the internet. It'll just prevent them from getting an IP. It's easy to
setup a static IP, even under Windows 98, so why don't you use Captive
Portal instead? Then you can add your MAC addresses and delete them in
the way you describe, along with popping up a message stating that
the tenant's bill might be due if their MAC isn't found...
Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
WingNET Internet Services,
P.O. Box 2605 // Cleveland, TN 37320-2605
423-559-LINK (v) 423-559-5145 (f)