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 From:  "Chris Dickens" <chris at object dash zone dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] DHCP Server request
 Date:  Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:10:46 -0500

Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate sheep.  99% of people have no
clue what a static IP is or how to figure out one to code in, and this level
of obfuscation sadly works - but not against you or I. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Guardiani [mailto:jesse at wingnet dot net] 
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 3:05 PM
To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] DHCP Server request

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)

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