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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. :-) 

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.