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 From:  "Mitch \(WebCob\)" <mitch at webcob dot com>
 To:  "Lasse" <lasse at blirp dot net>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Feature request - HTTP Poster
 Date:  Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:14:05 -0700
Write a module. Or get someone to write a module for you. That's what that
feature was intended for - to provide easy hooks to allow features KEY to
specialized users to be implemented and easily reapplied to new versions of

iirc, there isn't a cron per say, but there is a way to emmulate it - search
the docs or archives?

Then use that to trigger your modules background process.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lasse [mailto:lasse at blirp dot net]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:20 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Feature request - HTTP Poster
> Hi,
> Not being a developer but a technichian I'm wondering if it
> would be possible to implement some type of HTTPposter in m0n0wall.
> With HTTPposter I mean a function that can issue a HTTP GET command
> with some variables at a certain time or at a certain interval (like
> cron).
> This would be great for several reasons :
> - Here in Sweden we have a broadband provider that require the user
>   to authenticate through a webpage to get access to internet.
>   You can solve this with varius scripts that run on your server.
>   It would be nice if you could solve this with the firewall.
> - Able to update sevral dyndns sites.
> - Post current IP to a webpage.
> - The abillity to post "anything"
> Cons:
> - I can't do it (i think) because I don't now PHP.
> - Don't think there is any cron availible in m0n0 att the moment.
> So my question is:
> Is this only useful for me or does anyone else see this as a feature
> you would use?
> Lasse
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