On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 16:06:53 -0700, Mitch (WebCob) <mitch at webcob dot com> wrote:
> Don't piss on the idea when there isn't a better alternative... ;-)
But there is. Use a user DB on m0n0wall, as you mentioned.
> Any of those users (though they may not be able to access their ISP's radius
> service) could access their POP service or IMAP service...
And then (probably without them realizing) allow every user of their
ISP to authenticate to their hotspot! True, probably a small risk in
a home environment, but it gives them a false sense of security
nonetheless. Not to mention the risk of a less-then-clueful admin
turning it on in a business.
> You have to remember that many people who use this software have MINIMAL
> hard core unix experience. They are following directions to write a CF on
> their PC or MAC, buying a soekris box or imaging the drive of an OLD pc, and
> starting out. Don't make it impossible for people to work with us?
In that situation, the user database Dinesh discussed is exactly what they need.