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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <hilton at quarkit dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] local usermanager
 Date:  Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:56:00 +1000
Hi Pascal,

> -----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
would suit.

> 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 
> http://www.psuter.ch/downloads/patch_1.2b6_usermanager.tar 
> 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.. 
> cheers
> pascal 
>  
> 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!

--

Regards,

Hilton Travis                          Phone: +61 (0)7 3344 3889
(Brisbane, Australia)                  Phone: +61 (0)419 792 394
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