The problem with that idea is (I had the same for our lanparty environment):
If you set the expiration date for a user to a date in the past, the
captive portal will delete that user from the user database.
So what you are trying to do won't work unless the user database's
behaviour to handle expired accounts is changed.
>ok I got the .config from the tgz off the website, it looks like:
>what do I put in Experation date to have it disabled from the get go?
>On 11/7/05, Ryan <dreadlocks at gmail dot com> wrote:
>>I run m0n0wall at our LAN party, I need someone with captive portal
>>running off internal user database to backup there config, find a
>>single user in the config and email me the syntax.. the box I use for
>>m0n0wall is buzy doing someting else at the moment and I wont put the
>>m0n0 hdd in it until right before the LAN so I do not have a box to
>>get the config from..
>>Why do I need the syntax? I am writing a php script to format our
>>mysql user datbase from our website into the m0n0 config XML I can
>>augment to the bottom of my config, this way I dont have to add users
>>the day of the event.. just enable them (if you can send me syntax
>>from a disabled user that would be excellent!)