On Monday 07 March 2005 8:00 am, Chris Dickens wrote:
> Well, that's just dumb and I didn't think anyone would even bother with the
> captive portal if they didn't intend to also auth with RADIUS. Afterall,
> it's pretty useless then to give someone carte blanche access just by
> clicking one button?
> They should just set up a RADIUS server and get over it. I'm basing my
> response on your assertion that Jesse is competent enough to handle
> administering such a service.
Hey Hey, let's get our facts straight before we start throwing names around.
I'm not the original poster. I was just trying to give him answers and
suggestions. Quark IT - Hilton Travis is the original poster.
Also, Quark IT - Hilton Travis seems to jump around a bit. I've re-read all
of his posts, and I don't see anything about RADIUS mentioned there. He
started out talking about DHCP, then I suggested Captive Portal.
Then he said this:
"Unfortunately, this doesn't address my first concern - the ability to
block certain (or all unspecified) MAC addresses from gaining access to
But I'm sorry, Captive Portal does indeed do this. I use it on my local
network for just that purpose. Unless Quark IT - Hilton Travis's idea
of the Internet is actually other machines on the LAN, in which case he's
correct. It doesn't do that. But in that case he's using incorrect terminology.
He then says this:
"Unfortunately, it also doesn't address my second concern - the ability
to have the MAC addresses in a list and be able to turn them on/off with
a checkbox. Even in Captive Portal when a MAC is deleted from the
"Pass-through MAC" area, it is deleted, not just disabled."
This is true. There isn't a checkbox to temporarily disable MACs or IPs
in the pass-through section. I believe this functionality would be useful
too. Perhaps he should write a patch.
The rest of his posts seem to be founded on the assumption that Captive
Portal does not block unspecified MACs, when indeed it does. And now
this post about RADIUS? So what exactly is it that we're discussing here?
Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
WingNET Internet Services,
P.O. Box 2605 // Cleveland, TN 37320-2605
423-559-LINK (v) 423-559-5145 (f)