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 From:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  "'Dinesh Nair'" <dinesh at alphaque dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Captive with IMAP
 Date:  Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:39:15 -0400
I think I asked this before, no one responded. Could the same
user/password list that already exist with the built in PPTP server
(without RADIUS) be used for the Captive Portal? 

James W. McKeand

-----Original Message-----
From: Dinesh Nair [mailto:dinesh at alphaque dot com] 
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 6:39 AM
To: Mitch (WebCob)
Cc: Chris Buechler; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Captive with IMAP

On 29/09/2004 07:40 Mitch (WebCob) said the following:
>>In that situation, the user database Dinesh discussed is exactly
>>what they need.
> I prefer that idea... just think it has to be on par with comparable
> services (user capacity wise) or else we lose users... As an

my concern with the capacity of the user db is that m0n0wall is
usually run 
on soekris boxes and those do not have the capacity which a full
PC/server would. in addition, each of the username/password pairs
need to be stored in config.xml which then has to be synced with the
card on _every_ change. this would mean that the webGUI performance
start to suffer as the number of users in the builtin db increases. i
initially suggested a max of 16 to address this problem.

however, what i'll do now is to make this max number of users a 
configurable parameter but m0n0wall users need to be warned that a
number of users in the builtin db will affect webGUI performance
somehow, as a developer, i feel i have a responsibility to not give
the tools they can shoot themselves in the foot with.

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