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 From:  Paul Taylor <PaulTaylor at winn dash dixie dot com>
 To:  Dave Fischer <dave dot fischer at ridgewater dot edu>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] SSL Captive portal problem
 Date:  Mon, 3 Oct 2005 08:45:39 -0400
Dave,

	I had this problem with b9 a week or two back, but only once.  We've
since been monitoring the captive portal login page with Enterprise Monitor,
and I haven't gotten an alert yet telling me it has gone back down...

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Fischer [mailto:dave dot fischer at ridgewater dot edu] 
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 4:04 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] SSL Captive portal problem

I've been having problems with the captive portal randomly dying when
running it with SSL.
It takes seemingly random amounts of time for this to happen, it could be a
few hours or up 
to a week.  I am running the PC based CDROM distribution.

The problem occurs in both beta 9 & 10.  I've got it running in two separate
locations, on 
different hardware, and they both have the issue.

The admin interface on port 80 and all exising authenticated users remain
active when this 
happens.  Making a minor change to the captive portal settings (such as
adding a minute to 
the idle timeout) and saving it restarts the SSL web server process.

I've got the process lists compared here:
http://www.bold98.org/temp/m0n0-portal-processes.txt 
(the httpd process for the secure web server (on port 8001) goes away)

The full /status.php dump can be found here (IPs are masked)
http://www.bold98.org/temp/m0n0-status-edited.htm 

I've found a few instances of people having the identical problem that I'm
having, but so far haven't
found a solution.


Dave Fischer
Network Administrator
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson, MN USA
http://www.ridgewater.edu

Email: dave dot fischer at ridgewater dot edu  or  dave at bold98 dot org
Office: 320.234.0280 /  Home: 320.587.3927 / Wireless: 320.583.3711
http://www.bold98.org/dave/

ICQ: 3375915 / AIM & Yahoo: davef3138 / MSN: davef3138 at hotmail dot com



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