> Thank you for your answer but I think that you don't unsderstand really my
> Students use more and more network configurations outside OFF campus (static IP,
> server proxy,...). Consequently, configurations are completly different for each
> student. If we must change all configurations of each mobile computer, it is a
> job too much complicated.
> This is why i would like that students, when they come ON campus (with their
> mobile computer for example), do not have anything to change in their
> configuration (outside configuration : family,...).
> We could call that : "Plug & Play configuration".
> Students ON campus, launch browser and access to the web after the
> authentication page without changes.
> m0n0wall 1.2b3 could not manage it ??
> If not, in a future version perhaps ??
the 'captive' portal is only able to grab activity on a limited range of HTTP,
in fact, I thinks its only port 80. (please correct me folks!)
we have a similar issue here - in that old systems are still configured to use
eg proxy.our.site.com:3128 hardcoded into their apps. other folk we need
to deal with have proxy.their.site:8080 etc etc
fortunately our main 'clients' have 'autodetect' enabled. or have used the
auto config proxy.pac file - which they CANT get - and the m0n0wall captive
works fine (however, it DIDNT when during testing I enabled access direct
to the autoconfig machine - happened to be a main site web site too...which
was why I was allowing access - because then they COULD get their proxy...at
which point they then tried to use proxy:3128 for all web traffic...and captive
a quick answer would be a method to allow the admin to enter a few ports on which
to run the captive system - thinking aloud that would be 80,3128,8080 for
standard proxy configs. but then would you want them to be using that proxy
AFTER they've authenticated? I mean, that'd mean having to open up
ports 3128 and 8080 to the WAN.....