> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pascal Suter [mailto:mail at psuter dot ch]
> Sent: Tuesday, 8 March 2005 08:40
> hi everybody
> i have seen this requested several times on the mailinglists
> and i myself have a certain scenario where i need it. i am
> talking about a local usermanager to be used instead of an
> external RADIUS server. many people find that useful because
> they don't want to have an extra computer running all the
> time just to be able to have some username/password
> combinations for the captive portal.
> putting a radius server onto the monowall is not an issue
> since it's too big and i think those people who don't want to
> have an extra computer don't have to manage thousands of user
> accounts so we're talking about some, say 5 or 10 accounts.
This is exactly what has been asked for by myself and others on this and
the "users" list - there's a lot of people out there that this patch
> i have programmed my own patch for version 1.11 over the last
> week-end and i have now portet it to 1.2b6. i have not yet
> added the speed-limit things, so it only allowes username,
> password, a description and an expiration date (since i need
> that ;) ) to be used. if you want this you release, i can of
> course work it out a bit and do for example some value
> testing, implement two more fields for the bandwidth limits
> and maybe put it into a fourth tab in
> services_captiveportal.php (i don't mean in that specific
> file, but visibly on this page)
Sure, this would be really nice, too.
> for those of you who want to try it out: download
> and extract it to your monowall (the directory structure is
> incloded) and chmod 755 all files.
> for all those who just want to apply the patch but dont know how:
> upload the file, then run:
> tar -C / -xf /tmp/patch_1.2b6_usermanager2.tar
> chmod -R 755 /usr/local
> chmod -R 755 /etc/inc
Doing it this weekend (given half a chance). Working on 3 large(ish)
network restructuring quotes for some cients.
> hope this thing is of any use for anybody..
> PS: since i am quite new to the mailing list, some words about me:
> i am from switzerland, more precisely from the area of
> Zurich, i'm 25 years old, i study computerscience and
> economics at the university of zurich and i run a little
> web-design company together with a firend of mine (w3design.ch)
> i have bought a pcengines wrap board in january 05. since
> that i am a very happy user. since i'm currently on vacation
> (in the mountains for snowboarding) i talked to the guy who
> owns the apartement we rent and several others and iv'e asked
> him about wlan internet access since he doesn't offer
> anything like that (so i'm currently forced to use dial-up).
> i then thaught about using a monowall but he doesn't want to
> have a pc running 24/7 just for the authentication (he needs
> authentication because he would "sell" internet access as an
> optional extra to the appartment). that's when i started
> setting up a test environment (with virtual pc's) on my
> laptop and playing around with it.
> i have never had any contact with freebsd so far but i
> program php for quite a while now (about 4 years). tomorrow i
> should get a set of freebsd cd's which will probably occupy
> my other evenings up here ;)
> okay, i think now you know enough ;)
I know what I'd rather be doing with my nights at a ski resort, and it
doesn't involve coding web pages!
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