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 From:  "Federico Krum" <federico at thehost dot com dot ar>
 To:  "M0N0Wall firewall" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] captive portal support
 Date:  Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:31:14 -0300
Sorry...but...what is a Captive Portal ?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh McCormack" <joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com>
To: <dick at dickmorrell dot com>
Cc: "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net>; "M0N0Wall firewall"
<m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] captive portal support


> My friend Bruno does something for a captive portal that I thought might
> be interesting. Here's what he told me he does:
>
> "I do captive portal by redirecting trafic to local port 80 and
> using an modified http server (busybox http) to print a error
> page (with a redirect) to any page not found locally
>
> as the http server don't have any pages, all will be redirect
> to my main server (access to it is granted through the portal)."
>
> I asked him if I could share this with the m0n0wall list and he said:
> " you can share my idea freely but I don't think it will be "the"
>   solution for everyones cases... remember I force ppl to load
>   PPTP on top of their systems, and my "captive portal" only tells
>   the user to do so (for space constrainghts, redirecting to an
>   external server)
>
>   I feel ppl would like to include some sort of logging in capabilities
>   on the router itself, which is more like nocat and less more my
>   "solution" (unless "mpd" is installed on monowall)
>
>   but tell, anyway. perhaps ppl can make suggestions/improve the idea,
>   who knows?! :-)"
>
>
> Josh
>
>
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