On Sun, 27 Mar 2022 16:13:49 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > On Sunday, 27 March 2022 16:07:30 BST Patrick Wigmore wrote: > > What is the IP address of the user's device, and how does it get > > allocated to that device? > > The Webserver is also a DHCP Server and a DNS Server. The bottom > 100 addresses are reserved for devices that a permanently > connected, eg river system etc. The top 100 or so addresses are > allocated to a user (eg a Visitor) by the DHCP Server. As soon as > the user's device is connected to the WiFi network, nodogsplash > routes his browser to the Webserver. > > In other words, when a Visitor connects to the site WiFi he gets a > landing page on his device which allows him to choose the content > he wishes to view.
And is this borne out in the testing? Does the Visitor's device get issued with an address in the expected range under both the working and non-working scenarios? Does it also get told about the same DNS server and default gateway (if any) in each case? Does the Visitor's device obtain any unintended Internet access at all? Patrick -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2022-05-04 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack: mailto:email@example.com