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 From:  David Rodgers <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>
 To:  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 13:27:14 -0500
I don't know what the heck I was thinking but doing img src  to something on 
an external webserver will never work in a million years ... DUH until they 
click the accept button they would have no access to any resource outside the 
local network .......... the server has to live behind the same network 
interface that the user on the portal is coming from.

On Tuesday 18 May 2004 13:16, Mitch (WebCob) wrote:
> > 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?
> Yea Gods!
> You are killing the purists! Hear them scream!?!??!
> On one hand I understand the goal - hey let me upload some stuff -... but
> on the other hand:
> - Making the CF file system writable shortens the life of it (or so we keep
> getting told).
> - temporarily mounting as read write doesn't always revert to read only
> when you want it too.
> - creating a separate read write partition for user data makes the cd size
> requirements larger
> - allowing any kind of write creates security risks
> - writing to a / file system could corrupt it during power fail etc
> resulting in a boat anchor until you reflash
> Just a FEW things against it...
> But, maybe you could write an add in templating module, for those users
> running the squid proxy and having a hard drive in their mono box?
> m/
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