[isf-wifidog] Is it possible to Install on Redhat 9?

Bassam A. Al-Khaffaf bassam at palettemm.com
Ven 8 Juil 08:14:43 EDT 2005

Hi again,

   You have mentioned that I need the following framework and packages to be
installed on my redhat 9

>> You'll need a working PostgreSQL database.
	This database comes with the redhat 9 distribution and I just made
it 	up after the installation of the redhat 9.

>> Then for the central server, you'll need PHP5.
	Where to get PHP5???	

And for the gateway, you'll need netfilter+iptables.
	Both frameworks netfilter and iptables come with the kernels 2.4.x
and 2.6.x, I am running kernel 2.4.31 on my redhat 9 machine.

Now I tried to install the gateway side by first downloading the latest
release "wifidog-1.1.1.tar.gz" and then untar it.
>From inside the directory wifidog-1.1.1, I issued the following commands at
the shell prompt (./configure, make and make install). Till here everything
looks fine.

Now I tried to edit the configuration file "wifidog.conf" that suppose to be
installed in "/etc" directory but unfortunately I couldn't find it. I
searched my system with such a name file by using the command "locate" again
the result was non :( I repeated the installation process again but I got
the same problem, I tried to search for the file "wifidog.conf" in the
source directory to copy it to "/etc" but again I couldn't find it too
there. And as you know without wifido.conf file, the gateway part cannot be

It is a kind of you to help me to figure out the problem and fix it so that
the others can get benefit of it.

Thanks for your help


-----Original Message-----
From: Mina Naguib [mailto:webmaster at topfx.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:15 PM
To: bassam at palettemm.com; WiFiDog Captive Portal
Subject: Re: [isf-wifidog] Is it possible to Install on Redhat 9?

On 7-Jul-05, at 6:15 AM, Bassam A. Al-Khaffaf wrote:

> Dear All,
>    I am new in here and new to wifidog. I went through the wifidog  
> web site
> and read the documentation and appreciate all the works that have  
> been done
> and achieved so far by all the people who participated in making  
> wifidog up.
> I have one question here and excuse me if this question has been  
> raised up
> in here before.
> Is it possible to install WiFiDog on Redhat 9 Linux machine

Most definitely.  WiFiDog does not require a specific flavor of  
linux.  As a matter of fact, the central server does not require  
linux at all.  It should run fine on BSDs and I even heard of a rumor  
of it worked on windows.

> , the reason of
> this question is that I already built my own wireless gateway and I  
> have
> done many programming modules like Plug and Play (Any IP, Any DNS  
> and Any
> Proxy) and I was using NoCatAuth before as the captive portal to my  
> wireless
> gateway and now I want to migrate to WiFiDog captive portals and  
> leave the
> full of bugs NoCatAuth behind that gave me a lot of headache.
> If the answer to my first question is YES, now can I install both  
> parts
> (wifidog and wifidog-auth) on the same machine?

Certainly.  You'll need a working PostgreSQL database.

Then for the central server, you'll need PHP5.

And for the gateway, you'll need netfilter+iptables.

> Is there a detailed documentation that can be followed for the  
> installation
> on redhat 9?

Nothing distro-specific.  Follow the individual installation  
instructions for the server and for the gateway. If you run into any  
problems let us know the specifics.

> Your answers are highly appreciated and thanks in advance.

Anytime.  Thanks for choosing WiFiDog :)

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