[isf-wifidog] Send email apon attempted internet access

Jason Potter jasonp at iinet.net.au
Mar 18 Avr 20:49:09 EDT 2006

Hi Benoit,

I would be interested in looking into it further. Can you put me in contact
with someone who I could quiz further on the topic?


-----Original Message-----
From: Benoit Grégoire [mailto:bock at step.polymtl.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, 18 April 2006 4:42 PM
To: wifidog at listes.ilesansfil.org; jasonp at iinet.net.au
Cc: ruwan at iinet.net.au
Subject: Re: [isf-wifidog] Send email apon attempted internet access

On April 18, 2006 01:46 am, Jason Potter wrote:
> Hi There,
> A friend of mine was in Paris recently and came across a hotspot that sent
> him an email automatically telling him he was in a hotspot and the url to
> go to login.  He had not entered any details at this point.  Any ideas on
> how this would be done?  Could it be something WiFi-Dog could do?

They run a POP and (possibly IMAP) daemon that always has a single message 
with the instructions.  It only works if you try to check you mail with a
or IMAP client (not webmail).

It would be quite possible to write such a thing as a wifidog gateway
we even discussed it at one point.  But no one is working on it or (as far
I know) planning to work on it.

Benoit Grégoire, http://benoitg.coeus.ca/

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