best auth method?

Jean Tourrilhes jt at
Thu Dec 19 05:35:59 EST 2002

Jim Carter wrote :
> On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Jason Radford wrote:
> > We're looking at switching over our towers from ror mode to ap mode
> > and wondered what the best auth method would be with a linux
> > solution for authentifiation for wireless customers.  We'd like to find
> > something that works across windows/unix/mac's if possible.
> At the UCLA Library, the first time you use port 80 (HTTP) to anywhere, you
> get a page back on which you give authentication information.  With a
> successful login, your physical port is enabled and your original packet is
> forwarded.  This is wired Ethernet, though the principle would be the same
> with wireless.  I believe that the technology is purchased from Cisco.

	There is an OpenSource package doing that called "NoCat", link
available on my web page.



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