[isf-wifidog] Project based on WiFiDog

Benoit Grégoire bock at step.polymtl.ca
Mer 25 Avr 14:13:44 EDT 2007

On Wednesday 25 April 2007, Chris Rowson wrote:
> Hi Benoit thanks for replying,
> The planned changes would do away with the ability for users to
> register themselves, and place all control in the hands of a central
> administrator. Is it feasible to integrate this into the existing
> code? I'd have thought it would pretty much require a new way of
> thinking about the auth server.

Not at all, the RADIUS and LocalUserNoSignup authenticators already do some of 
that.  You will need some additional features in the base Authenticator 
class, but none of them are hard to implement.

> What we really wanted was the ability to totally remove any control
> from the user (where the user is a user of a hotspot).
> >From previous discussions on the list, I'd kinda assumed that this was
> not the direction that WiFiDog wanted the auth server to go in.

The direction that WiFiDog has is to remain architecturally flexible enough to 
eventually support all the 
http://dev.wifidog.org/wiki/WirelessCommunityModels (Your's is part 
of "Closed community").  Off course, some of what you want may be of little 
relevance to some developpers local context, but that doesn't mean we are 
against it.

When adding new features, one is simply expected not to make existing one's 
unusable, and discuss them beforehand if they require very invasive changes 
in the core.  But that isn't a problem in your case.  It's simply a matter of 
making the appropriate things configurable.

Benoit Grégoire
Technologies Coeus inc.
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