[MLB-WIRELESS] what's on your public wireless server?

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Mon Oct 17 13:36:54 EST 2005

Yeah - I'm good for hacking some more out of this...

I want to make a few changes to the current scripting, to make it a tad
more efficient etc...

Any ideas on how we can co-ordinate changes? as it's going to be a PITA to
do parallel development on it ;)

On Mon, October 17, 2005 13:10, David Ashburner wrote:
> Good, nice and topical! anyone else got any "requirements" for a
> lightweight
> captive portal and Node firewall?
> I checked out Steve's stuff ( for the MW captive portal authorization) on
> friday night and have made an ipkg out of it. It's the captive portal that
> is used at the monthly meetings. The packaging still needs to be tested
> and
> have some configuration doco written, but shoul dbe ready for people to
> try
> in a few days.
> As part of the MWRP, I have been working on a firewall script that can be
> used to provide public access to some services.
> http://www.melbournewireless.org.au/wiki/?MWRPFirewall
> The next version will be a bit more parameter driven and integrate with
> the
> MWhotspot stuff. The aim is the Node owner can decide what services they
> want toopen upto MW members and the public.
> Haven't looked at the trasffic shaping yet, need to get the first bit out
> the door.
> cheers,
> dna
>> > Is anyone else interested in Joe Public access or are you
>> > mainly into networking with known people/members?
>>I am! I am and have been intending to setup a walled garden on my AP with
>> a
>>simple registration process and allow people free (but shaped) internet
>>access off my connection. Considering I currently have 12Megabits pretty
>>much going to waste every second, it seems only fair :)
>>There'll be a simple registration process that requires some form of
>>authentication, just so it's not people randomly stubling across net
>> access
>>without being aware of what it is. Access will be limited however - ie:
>> No
>>SMTP, P2P blocked, etc, etc. Probably only HTTP and POP3 and a few other
>>bits and pieces (instant messangers).
> Perhaps we can have the MW server provide a couple of different
> authentication pages. Members only, Members or public etc. then the
> authorization response can be used to add the user to the correct access
> group in the AP
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Steven Haigh

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