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 From:  "Jonathan De Graeve" <Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be>
 To:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] 1.21 - Captive Portal - Pass-through MAC
 Date:  Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:20:00 +0100
> I little strong there, don't you think. :-) 
Héhé, maybe it was. But it is frustrating how many users ask questions that are answered in the
release notes. And even when you give the solution keep asking the same question :)

> However, it brings up a point
> that I think is important, and which I think the documentation is not too
> clear on.  MAC pass through and Allowed IP addresses work totally
> different.
Maybe it is, indeed

> Allowed IP Addresses bypass CP completely, and never touch it.  MAC
> Pass-through goes through captive portal, but is kind of
> "pre-authenticated."  This problem was a good example.  Another one is
> where
> you try to check your e-mail before looking on the web.  (It will not
> "pre-authenticate" until you hit it with port 80)  Or, you have AOL, and
> only use the AOL browser.  (It tries to log you into AOL, and not on port
> 80.  This one had me stuck a while.  Support nightmare.)  This behavior is
> very non-intuitive, and so I think it need more emphasis in the
> documentation.  MAC Pass-through still "Passes Through" the captive
> portal,
> it does not bypass it.