[isf-wifidog] Understanding the WiFidog Firewall process

Jean-Philippe Menil jean-philippe.menil at univ-nantes.fr
Mer 27 Jan 10:34:14 EST 2010

Steve Congrave a écrit :
> I'm trying to understand the WiFidog firewall process (sorry for newbie
> questions LOL) and have read the developer docs at
> http://dev.wifidog.org/wiki/doc/developer/FlowDiagram
> The Gateway Firewall rules (iptables) mangles the initial user request and
> starts the auth process.
> I'm ok with this and the auth process but what I find hard to understand is
> how is the firewall opened up for an authenticated client?
> What is the process and ruleset that allows a client that has been
> authenticated, access through the firewall, and how is that then closed down
> after the client has been de-authenticated (if they run out of access time
> allowance for example)?
> I'm trying to understand the role of iptables and whether there are changes
> made to it dynamically or if something else is tagging the traffic before it
> hits the firewall
> Thanks for any help
> Steve
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here you can find a good map of the wifidog firewall rules:


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