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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal Not catching SSL web traffic
 Date:  Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:19:20 -0600
From: "Storm Light" <stormlight at gmail dot com>

> We have enabled the captive portal with no SSL and everything seems to
> be fine. However we have one problem.

> When a user opens up a browser or a shortcut to a bookmark link and
> the home or start page is a SSL web site https://webpage.domain.com

> the captive portal does not grab it. It will just time out.

> The user then will type in any random page that is not SSL the captive
> portal will come up then they can then retype or connect to the SSL
> web site.

> Is there a way to get M0n0walls captive portal to catch https traffic
> so they don't have to do the above?

No.  The captive portal redirects on port 80 only.  You must hit por 80 
first to open up the rest.  This is also a problem with people trying to 
chek e-mail first, look for virus updates, or who use an AOL browser.