> We run Monowall as our captive portal to all of our pay for and free
> hotspots. We use freeradius w/mysql backend as the authentication/time
> keeper and have a billing system that thru a web page takes all info
> authenticates the credit cards and creates the radius accounts. Thru the
> new feature in the 1.2b9 monowall it can read the freeradius db every
> minute and disconnect the clients when they are no longer there or when
> they send a access-reject.
We did some testing with the captive portal beta9 with less positive results:
One problem we had was the authentication/authorization of the AP, not the
final user. When one single user behind an AP got authenticated, all users on
this AP got granted access. A second issue was that M0n0wall wouldn't
disconnect an active session (but deny a new session in case of a negative
We don't use freeradius but pyrad as this is part of a comercial application
we are evaluating. Maybe this is a pyrad issue?
> So basically you need a freeradius setup and something that creates the
> accounts and deletes them when the time is up. B9 monowall will do the
> rest. One pc with the right setup could probably do this for you.
Dirk Enrique Seiffert
CaribeNet S.A. - Cartagena - Colombia
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