[Server-devel] Filtering and authentication
jvonau at shaw.ca
Tue Apr 28 18:34:47 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 16:34 -0400, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
> All of the documentation is contained within their download. It
> appears like a nice lightweight solution. It is basically a captive
> portal that requires authentication before allowing access to the
> internet. It takes a different approach then netreg using dynamically
> created iptables generated after a user logs in. Whereas netreg uses
> dhcp to assign one set of ip addresses to an authenticated group of
> users and one set of ip addresses to an unauthenticated set of users.
> It appears in their current implementation nocat would require an
> authentication every time a user connects to the system and netreg
> would require a single authentication event and subsequently would
> read the mac address from the dhcpd.conf file and grant an
> authenticated ip address.
The part that I like is the hook to query a DB, with a bit of work the
need to login could be removed, and just look up the group membership
that the mac address has in the db.
Just a thought,
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