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 From:  "Federico Krum" <federico at thehost dot com dot ar>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall version 1.1b7
 Date:  Thu, 13 May 2004 16:46:51 -0300
What in the name of god is a "captive portal" ?

Thanx !!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Nellemann" <adam at nellemann dot nu>
To: "David Rodgers" <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall version 1.1b7


> David Rodgers wrote:
>
> > Excellent!
> >
> > The easy question next ... and maybe I am just unclear in reading. Will
you be
> > able to use say a optional port for your captive portal and another port
for
> > the lan? I guess I am curious wether you can assign the port the captive
> > portal functions on or whether it has to be the default lan port?
>
> Yes, you can freely choose which interface (with the exception of WAN
> of course) you whish to run the captive portal on. However, currently
> it is only possible to run a portal on one interface (not that I know
> why anyone would want to run more than one captive portal on a single
> firewall?)
>
>  From this question I assume you aren't currently running m0n0wall (or
> at least not the latest beta). I would suggest you grab the CD-ROM
> version of the beta and take a look at the captive portal
> configuration yourself (using the CD image, you can run m0n0wall on
> any PC with no risk of anything happening to the stuff on your
> harddisks, it will only use the CD and floppy drive!)
>
>
> > I wasn't really kean on this at first but I think it could have some
rather
> > exciting applications.
>
> Yes, it rather does, doesn't it. I certainly don't have any need for
> it, but even so I find myself searching for an excuse to use this
> feature ;)
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Adam.
>
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