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 From:  Adam Nellemann <adam at nellemann dot nu>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] how to insert a image into the captive portal web page?
 Date:  Tue, 18 May 2004 19:23:47 +0200

Sorry for breaking in like this...

Manuel Kasper wrote:

> On 19.05.2004 00:23 +0800, Dinesh Nair wrote:
>>i guess the notion of just setting up another webserver for a
>>single image may be a bit too much for some. for me, i actually
>>have no worries on this.
> Huh? Setting up a web server? No need for that - everybody's got some
> webspace somewhere, no?

Well, no, actually! And even if I did have some kind of public 
webserver access, I think I'd prefer not to have to access the WAN 
just to show an image on my portal page.

Fortunatly, I have no urgent need to use images on my portal page ;)

But... IMHO, it should be left to the user to decide what should go 
where, especially since I get the impression that m0n0wall already has 
everything needed for this (not only the http server, but even the 
code for uploading files and for moving them to RAM at bootup etc.) I 
certainly don't see any reason for activly preventing such use of 
m0n0wall, even if you don't want to spend time making a nice webGUI 
page for it (which would be nice though!)

Who knows, some people might like the idea of having m0n0wall serve a 
small web site on their LAN, or perhaps some kind of auto-configure 
script for setting up their clients TCP/IP or Proxy settings or stuff 
like that?

Well, just my opinion. As always I will defer to your judgement, which 
have so far brought us the best firewall in the world ;)