[isf-wifidog] Some new features

kaouete kaouete at crazydwarves.org
Sam 24 Sep 12:05:45 EDT 2005


dont forget to update the wifidog.conf on the openwrt cvs, for the
moment (in fact i checked 2hours ago :) it is the old one.


ps: these changes are great, thanks a lot :]

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 02:03:34AM -0400, Philippe April wrote:
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> Hi,
> I just committed some new/old features to CVS, we'll test more and  
> deploy them in the next version of WiFiDog (I hope!).
> *1. I added {Saul Albert,Jo Walsh,Schuyler}'s patch to send MAC  
> address as the node_id.
> Mina: I saw your comment regarding "if we want it to be the new  
> default or not", I personally think so. Some folks use the 'default'  
> node for a long while and it ruins some of our stats on the prod  
> server :)
> Not just that, I think a lot of people would actually pick to use the  
> MAC address as the node ID instead of creating IDs (which are random)  
> anyway.
> Everybody: let's see what you guys have to say. I personally don't  
> mind either ways, but the default is now the mac address (if  
> nothing's specified in the config) and the config's node_id has been  
> commented. We can revert anytime, we'd just need to add a new flag in  
> the config, something like "UseMACAsNodeID".
> *2. I added new code and rules to allow people to specify trusted MAC  
> addresses.
> It's an old request, which is handy. Of course it could be done by  
> the authentication server. I think it's nice to be able to do it on  
> the WiFidog gateway since some people would actually run it with a  
> light auth server (or none!).
> *3. Some new features are coming, including Mina's cool:
>     1. Update
>     2. Restart
>     3. "Look Ma! No downtime!"
>     ... modifications.
> See changelog below.. Have a good night!
> ChangeLog:
> 2005-09-24 Philippe April <philippe at ilesansfil.org>
>     * (finally) Added {Saul Albert,Jo Walsh,Schuyler}'s patch (thank  
> you!) to send
>     the GW interface's mac address as the node_id if no node_id is  
> specified. It allows
>     the use of generic configuration files without the need to  
> hardcode the
>     node_id in.
>     * Added TrustedMACList configuration variable which allows  
> specifying
>     MAC addresses which are allowed to go through without  
> authentication.
>     * Updated OpenWrt instructions.
> Philippe April
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