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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  Chris Flugstad <chris at cascadelink dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Band Filter CAP PORTAL
 Date:  Thu, 18 May 2006 12:47:45 -1000
On May 18, 2006, at 12:29 PM, Chris Flugstad wrote:

> I am using the captive portal at a coffee shop to bring up a splash  
> page and basically give the coffee shop props for supplying free  
> wifi as well as people acros the street using unlimited wifi for  
> p2p.  One problem we are having is that people arent smart enough  
> to realize they need to go through a browswer/cap portal to gain  
> access to the internet.  So people are assuming that the internet  
> isnt working when they cannot access their pop3 email through their  
> email account, or why itunes isnt working.  so, my question, is can  
> we just allow certain things through without cap portal,  since  
> this is a free service im not worried about people sneaking  
> around.  Also I could just throttle ssh/pop3/and these other  
> services so if someone were to not utilize the cap portal page,  
> their speeds would be much less.  So if someone to raise their  
> hands in vicotry becuase he or she is sending all their traffic  
> through mail ports, then they'd be successful at a 56kbit  
> connection ;)

Its either "only block port 80" (redirected to the c(r)aptive portal)  
or redirect pop,smtp and imap to a set of simple proxies that serve  
only to issue a temporary error message to the person at the keyboard  
that they need to open/refresh their browser.

>
> anythoughts?
>
> Chris
>
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