[isf-wifidog] Some new features

Philippe April isf_lists at philippeapril.com
Sam 24 Sep 12:15:37 EDT 2005

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It's sourceforge's CVS that's delayed/slow, I just checked out a new  
version with my developer login and it's indeed updated.

If you need a snapshot, let me know.

Philippe April
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On 24-Sep-05, at 12:05 PM, kaouete wrote:

> hi,
> 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.
> kaouete
> 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.
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