[isf-wifidog] Wifidog, portal page and Apple auto-login
acv at miniguru.ca
Jeu 25 Aou 13:12:16 EDT 2011
Marcos' comments below are not completely accurate, the ping was not a test itself,
in fact the gateway never bothered reading the response... The idea was to cause
the client to generate activity. Then activity (measured in bytes received from
client since last polling) was used.
In src/firewall.c, fw_sync_with_authserver() implements the timeout logic, it includes
/* Ping the client, if he responds it'll keep activity on the link.
* However, if the firewall blocks it, it will not help. The suggested
* way to deal witht his is to keep the DHCP lease time extremely
* short: Shorter than config->checkinterval * config->clienttimeout */
ping was to be a BACKUP way of generating activity but using DHCP as suggested here is
much more reliable.
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 01:06:29PM -0300, Marcos Tadeu wrote:
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:06:29 -0300
> From: Marcos Tadeu <marcos at v2r.com.br>
> To: wifidog at listes.ilesansfil.org
> Subject: Re: [isf-wifidog] Wifidog, portal page and Apple auto-login
> Can you ping the Apple products from wifidog captive portal machine,
> after login?
> If not, it is the problema: wifidog need to ping client to know that it
> is alive. If an firewall drop the ping, wifidog consider it dead. And...
> On 08/25/2011 12:38 PM, Geneviève Bastien wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > We have a problem with the portal page and Apple products and their
> > auto-login feature. Right now, when any iOs product and now Lion
> > connects to a wifidog router, they are shown the login page right
> > away, and the minute they have access to the internet (apple.com
> > site), pouf! it's gone, so they never see the portal page.
> > But the portal page is really important to us and this situation is
> > really annoying (40 to 50% of our users use Apple products!).
> > Did anyone come up with a solution to this? Or do you know any
> > captive portal solution that did? Any ideas on the topic? (putting
> > apple.com in the walled garden is not a viable option)
> > Thanks,
> > Geneviève
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