Nomadix produce the USG and AG series of network service engines which do
what you describe.
Colubris Networks also produce the CN3500 (or at least they did - i believe
it is an MGW3500/MGW3200 now?) which is a Linux-based solution which does
something very similar but with many more functions than the Nomadix NSE's.
I'm sure there are others as well which are no doubt cheaper than Cisco :)
It's a nice idea to have, but it can cause more problems than it is worth in
my experience with Nomadix. It doesn't always seem to function 'just quite
From: Gaudin Vincent [mailto:vgaudin at monalisa dot fr]
Sent: 30 November 2005 15:11
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Dynamic captive portail
I have heard that it exists somes professionnals products that are able to
manage on a captive portail With not only dhcp but any hosts without any
modification of the tcp configuration.
This solutions are able to detect all the broadcast on the lan and create a
dynamic virtual gateway to capture them on the portail.
They speek of the bbsm of cisco ?
What do you think of this solution (that I found very cool ) and will
monowall get this idea ?