[isf-wifidog] SVN Current: redirecting people away from hotspots map

Max Horváth max.horvath at maxspot.de
Dim 19 Mar 10:09:14 EST 2006

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Hi Dana,

this only happends if the user AT A HOTSPOT is not logged in.

The reason is that the user couldn't(!) see the map, because access  
to the internet is only allowed to the auth server. So the gateway  
also blocks the Google maps server. Without the Google maps server a  
user couldn't see the map.

Two weeks ago I opened a bug report about it: https://dev.wifidog.org/ 

First I was thinking about unblocking the Google maps server(s) in  
the gateway for unauthenticated users.

But the only feedback I received was to not to display the Hotspots  
map to a user if he's at a real hotspot and not logged in. I agreed  
as this was the fastest and cleanest solution.

Cheers, Max!

Dana Spiegel:

> In the latest version of the Auth server from SVN, there's code to  
> prevent people who are not logged in from seeing the hotspots map.
> Why would this ever be put in? The map is a tool to encourage  
> people to create an account and go online. It should be the most  
> prominent part of the WifiDog server (I'd argue it should be the  
> default home page if you go to the auth server and are not viewing  
> a login or portal page).
> Dana Spiegel
> Executive Director
> NYCwireless
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