[isf-wifidog] [AllianceCSF] postgresql vs mysql, get into the flamebait

Marc Blanchet marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca
Mar 26 Mai 16:23:56 EDT 2009

Benoit Grégoire a écrit :
> On May 26, 2009, Marc Blanchet wrote:
>> wlanmac a écrit :
>> this is my view of v2:
>> "v1" AP -> wifidog-http -> v2 wifidog portal -> radius backend
>> "v2" AP -> radius -> radius backend
> You just described CoovaChilli. If this is what you want, continuing
> with wifidog is just plain silly (Coova is really good at what it does,
> and it's main developer has EXACTLY the same worldview as you do).
> It is funny however to see people suggest using RADIUS would make
> everything simpler to understand and implement. Unless someone spends
> most of his workdays writing I really find that hilarious.
> The mere LIST of distinct RFCs specific to RADIUS
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RADIUS#RFCs)
> http://dev.wifidog.org/wiki/doc/developer/WiFiDogProtocol_V1
> as "simpler". Especially since "using RADIUS" is just about as precise
> in the wifidog project as "Using http". I don't think people understand
> quite well what the RADIUS protocol is, what a RADIUS server is, the
> characteristics of a RADIUS database, and finally what interoperability
> between RADImeans just about

well, I've been implementing and deploying RADIUS (and Tacacs) for more
than 15 years and for many ISPs. I also implemented client and server on
a commercial networking product. I wrote some early versions of a RADIUS
IETF RFC. Therefore, I think I can claim that I know what RADIUS is all

I guess I'll just shut off now.


> Let's go back to the genesis of the wifidog project (End of 2003)
> The gateway: Using the RADIUS protocol for gw-auth server communication
> was considered, and was
> http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=2364
> -- 
> Benoit Grégoire

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