[isf-wifidog] Wifidog rewrite and protocol v2

acv acv at miniguru.ca
Jeu 27 Mar 15:30:17 EDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 08:15:25PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> - the gateway should dump status to disk regularly and read that in on
>   startup. Currently if you restart wifidog all your active session are
>   gone. For me that is bad for two reasons: it is a bad user experiences
>   for users who suddenly need to login again, and it means the auth
>   server never gets told about those sessions being ended, which means
>   my account data becomes incomplete/invalid.

	The main rationale for not doing this is wear leveling on the cheap
flash that are/were used in access points. Writing every few minutes to the
same spot on the "disk" would eventually wear it out and these devices tend
(or used to) not to do anything to spread the wear on the chip.


> - a hook for the auth server (or IDS or something else) to tell the
>   gateway to immediately close an open session. This is needed to
>   shutdown people who are caught spamming, spreading viruses or doing
>   other bad things (which unfortunately happens all too often).
> Wichert.
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> Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>    It is simple to make things.
> http://www.wiggy.net/                   It is hard to make things simple.
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