If you aren't already... please read the Re: [m0n0wall] External
> one idea i've been mulling around with is to have a simple user/password
> database on the m0n0wal for captive portal users to authenticate against.
> if this is implemented, i'd probably limit the number of users to a small
> number like 16 or 32 to begin with. anything more than that, and it may
> make more sense to go the RADIUS route.
I thought you might be considering this... though I'd leave the max entries
as a config variable... I've seen people use basic auth in text files for
hundreds of users... it is still simpler than Radius, particularly for those
that don't own a separate server.
Also, makes the mono solution equivalent to the D-Link DSA-3100, which also
includes an optional auth db internally iirc.
Don't forget to read the other thread - you're brain is needed there ;-)