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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] DHCP Server request
 Date:  Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:26:21 -0500
On Friday 18 February 2005 3:10 pm, Chris Dickens wrote:
> Jesse:
> 
> 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. :)

Right, but the point is that Captive Portal gives him the MAC add/delete
functionality he's looking for, doesn't it?


> --Chris
> 
> -----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,
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