[isf-wifidog] Windows Vista

Jamie Hussey jhussey at jackhosp.org
Lun 4 Fév 09:29:53 EST 2008

What if u a port sniffer on ur Vista pc and see what active ports u have open. Then open IE and see what ports are being requested. It may be something as simple as tray icon requesting a update via port 80

Jamie Hussey
jhussey at jackhosp.org

-----Original Message-----
From: wifidog-bounces at listes.ilesansfil.org [mailto:wifidog-bounces at listes.ilesansfil.org] On Behalf Of Benoit Grégoire
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 2:41 PM
To: wifidog at listes.ilesansfil.org; andrew at teknokratz.com
Subject: Re: [isf-wifidog] Windows Vista

On 1 February 2008, Andrew wrote:
> A follow-up with a more detailed question...
> So I have done some more testing and demonstrated that Windows Vista 
> definitely has some mechanism to direct the browser to the preset 
> homepage and bypass the 'Splash Only' page.

How did you demonstrate it?

> My question for the list is: what mechanism does the WiFiDog agent (on 
> my
> router) use to redirect to the splash-only page?  Is it a proxy of 
> some type, or a simple http redirect?

a http 307 redirect

> My theory is that Vista thinks WiFiDog is just a clever website trying 
> to take control of the browser and redirect to an advertisement, etc.

It's also possible that vista makes some other http request before the home page is requested (RSS feed, windows update, soap, or something).  Wifidog will redirect it.  If it follows the redirect and retrieves the portal, wifidog will consider that the client has seen the portal, and sop redirecting any further requests. 

Benoit Grégoire
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