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 From:  SDamron <sdamron at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Mark Opert" <marko at clinedavis dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] DNS problems with Apple and AD
 Date:  Thu, 31 Aug 2006 12:21:40 -0500
Use of different network configs, one for the office, where the AD
domain is, and one for roaming, i.e. wireless, hotels, etc.

On 8/31/06, Mark Opert <marko at clinedavis dot com> wrote:
> I am testing a m0n0wall captive portal with our corporate wireless network
> and have found a problem for us.
> With our large number Apple laptops that are bound to Active Directory, the
> laptops become incapacitated when they boot up from a DNS issue.
>
> When the Apple systems boot they perform a DNS lookup for the AD servers.
> M0n0wall blocks all the DNS lookups until it is an authorized machine. So
> the Apple system hangs by either waiting for a response from an AD server,
> if the m0nowall is a DNS relay, or the Apple system freezes attempting to
> contact a DNS server that m0n0wall is blocking.
>
> This occurs at boot for all systems and logout for any system that has not
> authorized from the m0nowall portal page.
>
> What the Apple systems need it when the system boots and makes a request for
> ad.xxx.com to respond with a failure (no answer does not work, it must be a
> failure), and once the laptop makes a portal login to get a different DNS
> server that will then respond with the proper addresses.
>
> Has anyone have a suggestion?
>
> Thank you
> Mark
>
>


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