[isf-wifidog] Re: update from municonference

ian.white at datamile-computers.com ian.white at datamile-computers.com
Mer 21 Juin 11:26:52 EDT 2006

I think mac only auth needs adding to support devices that don't support
html like nintendo DS etc. I think its a simple change of sending the mac
is the first wifidog redirection as well as the second, and then auto
permitting if the mac is in a list.

> update # 2
> Hello,
> 2nd panel was yesterday:
> Wireless networks don't just network geographic locations, they
> connect individuals to one-another -- allowing unparalleled networking
> and multimedia service opportunities. From geolocational applications
> to peer-to-peer information dissemination to participatory multi-media
> production -- leaders from the field will discuss the social and
> economic implications of these new technologies.
> Moderator:
> Andrew Rasiej, Advisory Board, FON
> Speakers:
> Paul Bragiel, CEO, Meetro
> Michael Lenczner, Co-Founder IleSansFil/WifiDog
> Sean Savage, CEO, Placesite
> Charles Ribaudo, Co-Founder of Jambo.net
> It was a great discussion.  None of us did demo's - it was just
> discussion of some of the concepts of location based services, wifi
> user experience, etc.  Very well attended - 60+ people - over 1/3 of
> the attendes, including Esme Vos (from muniwireless.com and the
> organizer of these conferences).
> I managed to get in some points about WifiDog *not* being about
> empowering individual users, about the importance of showing people
> content that they don't necessarily want to see or agree with, and the
> difficulty of trying to answer the question "What should the internet
> look like from here?".
> I talked to the Fon people and the Google guy responsable for the
> Mountain View network.  I'm hoping that together we can advance the
> current (pretty pitiful) state of location portals.
> A very interesting this is that 10 people have come up to me over the
> last 3 days and said how impressed they were with what we were doing.
> But each time they were referring to something different.  In some
> cases it was the free wifi aspect.  Other times it was the community
> education / intervention that we are working towards.  And twice it
> was the importance and appreciation that we were building
> *open-source* software to address these issues.
> We've also gotten some pushback on captive portals and how they don't
> work for devices that don't have webbrowsers.  I've always thought
> that ISF could discuss a policy of only blocking port 25 and port 80.
> But that would have a bunch of implications.
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