[SUCS Devel] GuestNet MACs

Chris Jones rollercow at sucs.org
Wed Sep 19 07:52:07 BST 2007

Matthew Gwynne wrote:
> I'm trying to further the efforts of Dez and chckens on the member
> settings/options component for the site and was wondering exactly how
> GuestNet MACs are handled. It seems to me that they are simply stored
> in the sucs database as a list of (mac,uid) pairs but there was
> mention of MAC addresses for wifi or something too, and I don't see
> how pair list would differentiate?
We never really got the wifi working, if we were to offer wifi access it
would probably just be any old dhcp lease to connect to the room then
connect using ipsec or something like that to allow outgoing
connections. Thus we don't care about wireless mac addresses.

Of course thats just my idea, and I've never gotten around to doing
anything about it, if somebody else wants to set it up they are more
than welcome to do what ever they like (as long as it meets the security

(Grandmothers and eggs probably but hey...) It would be great if your
new stuff would both allow members to add and remove attached mac
addresses and merge the existing auto signup stuff (see
/var/www/guestnet/) into the main site.

It would be even better if the main site could somehow treat specially
people visiting from the auto reg range ( to .135)
directing them to the auto reg page.

Chris Jones, SUCS Admin

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