On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Marcel Grandemange <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Sounds To Me Also too much work for little gain... > Easist would be to use a product called "Mikrotik" you will have that entire > system up & running in 15mins tops. > http://www.mikrotik.com/download.html > > + Runs on underspec machines perfectly as it's designed for embedded > systems. > > I always found myself using it instead of doing all the work myself because > of time constraints. > It's linux based, but everything is done through a client. > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Giorgos Keramidas > Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:34 PM > To: Svein Halvor Halvorsen > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Free wireless network (access point, router, transparent HTTP > proxy setup) > > On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 13:54:04 +0200, Svein Halvor Halvorsen > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Hello, fellow FreeBSD-ers! >> >> I'd like to a good neighbor and share my DSL line and set up an >> unencrypted free wireless access point. I often find myself wanting >> more free access points around the city, so I thought I'd stand up >> as a good example for others :-) >> >> I want people to know that they can use the network (easy, use ssid >> "free internet"), but I want them to know that they should be nice, >> and it's meant for casual browsing, and that misuse will cause a ban. >> >> So, what I'd like: >> >> 1) Setup a wireless network card in infrastructure mode, I think. >> 2) Setup a DHCP server and DNS forwarder on this interface >> 3) Setup routing from one interface to my other network >> 4) Use a firewall to close down lots of stuff, maybe also limit >> bandwith per mac-address, and a way to deny access to certain NICs. >> 5) Insert a message in all text/html over HTTP, basically saying: >> "Hi, guest! Feel free to use our free internet, but be nice!" And a >> close-button, which I guess needs to send a POST to a http server as >> well, and that I need to record this action in a database, and use >> the same database to dynamically insert the message above or not. > > This sounds like too much work for a doubtful amount of gain. It is > probably a lot easier to use ipfw or pf+altq to rate limit the bandwidth > "others" can use :) > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > __________ NOD32 3329 (20080805) Information __________ > > This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. > http://www.eset.com > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >
It would be a great learning experience, though! Squid (http://www.squid-cache.org) will do the bandwidth-limiting and authentication. It will also make browsing faster. The message you described sending to others sounds like a captive portal. Squid does that, too. (Mikrotik is awesome, too.) -- Regards, Brie A. Gordon A BSD Diva http://granite.sru.edu/~bag6849/index.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"