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 From:  DevAuto <devauto at gmail dot com>
 To:  Brian Watters <brwatters at abs dash internet dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal Question
 Date:  Wed, 16 Feb 2005 15:05:00 -0500
Sorry, missed that in the archives, didn't think to search on timed
firewall rules, just captive portal ... I was looking at it from the
wrong perspective. It seemed to me that just turning the captive
portal on and off at specific times would do the trick fairly simply
(unfortunately I don't do code well enough to work it out myself). I
had thought it might be as simple as killing a process at X hour and
restarting it at Y hour or maybe spawning a simple watcher that
checked time and determined whether or not to forward traffic to the
portal. I didn't think about actually timing the firewall rules

Oh well, I don't have a radius server yet, but it looks like I may
have to build one out and do it that way.

Thanx for your help,


On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:53:34 -0800, Brian Watters
<brwatters at abs dash internet dot com> wrote:
> Timed firewall Rules have not yet been brought into m0n0wall however its on
> the wish list .. We have been asking for this for some time, Now that said
> if you use Radius maybe there is a way to limit access hours (times) via
> radius.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DevAuto [mailto:devauto at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:49 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal Question
> I am trying to set up the captive portal so that I can limit access through
> the portal to certain times of day. I have searched through all the
> documentation, read the FAQs, checked through the archives, and read
> everything I could find on the captive portal (okay, so I didn't actually
> read it all, I scanned it pretty quickly for the relevant information), but
> could not find what I was looking for.
> What I would like to do is allow access through the portal for a specific
> time period, say 9:00 A.M. EST. to 9:00 P.M. EST. If possible, I would also
> like to log usage statistics such as when hosts connected, how long they
> were connected, when they disconnected, etc.
> During "off-hours" only specific systems would be allowed access via the
> "pass through" option. I don't want to add additional network resources into
> the mix if I don't have to, the portal will suffice for my needs if it is
> configurable for what I want to do. The most important thing is disallowing
> access during certain periods of time.
> I am syncing against a central time server, so accurate timing should not be
> an issue.
> Is there anyway to do what I want with the captive portal? Is anyone already
> doing this? If the portal is not capable of this, is there some other
> feature of m0n0 that is? If m0n0 itself is not capable of this, does anyone
> have any suggestions on how this might be accomplished? Do I need to setup
> additional servers for authentication and access? If this has already been
> addressed or I have missed something in the archives, I apologize, please
> point me in the right direction.
> TIA,
> DevAuto
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