Breaking the internet (hotels, guestnet style)

Andrew Cox andrew at
Tue Dec 8 03:18:38 CST 2009

Sounds like a great idea in theory but would require OS support or a 
dual-hotspot setup that provided for both options until support was 
Until such time it's simply unworkable.

That and as mentioned in my previous post, the setup we have *just 
works* for users who don't have the permissions to change off of a 
static IP and use DHCP on their laptops.

> This really should be a DHCP option which points to the authentification
> server using ip addresses.  This should be return to clients even
> if they don't request it.  Web browers could have a hot-spot button that
> retrieves this option then connects using the value returned.
> No need to compromise the DNS or intercept http.
> Mark

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