balu | 4 Jul 09:21 2005

Nocat Accounting.

Guys,

I am pretty new to the list and I am not sure if the issue is already
addressed before. If so excuse me. I have Nocat Splash working fine without
accounting. I later integrated the Accounting patch and found 2 Auth
requests to my RADIUS. Can anyone help me to resolve this problem? Thanks in
advance.

Balu

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Matt Courtney - PC Tronix | 4 Jul 10:24 2005
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NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

Hi Guys,

Having a few problems getting the renewal popup box to work properly
(renew_pasv.html). When users login everything seems to go okay, if I check
my logs the timeout is set to 60 (as per my config file) and the first
renewal also succeeds but then the timeout is set to 30 (60 * 0.5) so the
third renewal timeout because the popup window doesn't refresh before NoCat
expires the connection.

Below is an extract from my logs, can anyone shed some light?

[2005-07-04 19:27:13] Got auth msg:

Member  Hotlink

Mac     00:0C:F1:1B:7A:18

User    matt

Token   $1$29854379$duOMV1ruDbYtM2Mhi7ztK/

Redirect        http://www.slashdot.org/

Action  Permit

Timeleft        259412

Mode    login

Timeout 60
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Matt Courtney - PC Tronix | 5 Jul 02:07 2005
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FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

Hey All,

I've done a little more troubleshooting and have a few more details:

When the user first logs in the source of the popup window looks like this:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="30;URL=xxxxx" />

And then after the first renewal the source looks like this:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="5;URL=xxxxx" />

And the window never refreshes itself so the connection times out =( 

I've tested this in both IE and Firefox and both seem to do the same thing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: nocat-bounces <at> lists.nocat.net [mailto:nocat-bounces <at> lists.nocat.net]
On Behalf Of Matt Courtney - PC Tronix
Sent: Monday, 4 July 2005 8:25 p.m.
To: nocat <at> lists.nocat.net
Subject: [NoCat] NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

Hi Guys,

Having a few problems getting the renewal popup box to work properly
(renew_pasv.html). When users login everything seems to go okay, if I check
my logs the timeout is set to 60 (as per my config file) and the first
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Schuyler Erle | 5 Jul 08:27 2005
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Re: FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

All I can recommend is raising your LoginTimeout and seeing if that
fixes your problem. The renew_pasv.html method *used* to work just
fine with a more reasonable timeout.

SDE

* On  4-Jul-2005 at  5:09PM PDT, Matt Courtney - PC Tronix said:
> Hey All,
> 
> I've done a little more troubleshooting and have a few more details:
> 
> When the user first logs in the source of the popup window looks like this:
> <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="30;URL=xxxxx" />
> 
> And then after the first renewal the source looks like this:
> <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="5;URL=xxxxx" />
> 
> And the window never refreshes itself so the connection times out =( 
> 
> I've tested this in both IE and Firefox and both seem to do the same thing.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
> 
> Matt
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nocat-bounces <at> lists.nocat.net [mailto:nocat-bounces <at> lists.nocat.net]
> On Behalf Of Matt Courtney - PC Tronix
> Sent: Monday, 4 July 2005 8:25 p.m.
> To: nocat <at> lists.nocat.net
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Matt Courtney - PC Tronix | 5 Jul 09:05 2005
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RE: FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

I tried setting it to 300 which I believe is the default LoginTimeout value
and I still get the same results after the popup window refreshes itself for
the first time the time in the <meta http-equiv="Refresh"> tag becomes 5
instead or 300 or 225 and the window never refreshes itself.

Could someone with a working NoCat system please examine the source of their
popup window after it's refreshed itself for the first time and let me know
if the time sets itself to 5 like it does on mine or 225 as expected?

Thanks,

M.

-----Original Message-----
From: Schuyler Erle [mailto:schuyler <at> nocat.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 July 2005 6:28 p.m.
To: Matt Courtney - PC Tronix
Cc: nocat <at> lists.nocat.net
Subject: Re: FW: [NoCat] NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

All I can recommend is raising your LoginTimeout and seeing if that
fixes your problem. The renew_pasv.html method *used* to work just
fine with a more reasonable timeout.

SDE

* On  4-Jul-2005 at  5:09PM PDT, Matt Courtney - PC Tronix said:
> Hey All,
> 
> I've done a little more troubleshooting and have a few more details:
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Steve Platt | 5 Jul 12:29 2005
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Re: FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.


I am a little confused about how our own NoCatAuth setup is working too!
 ;-)

I'm no longer confident that the renewal process is working properly; some 
users are finding that they keep getting re-captured. One or two are even 
reporting that web pages they browse to (in Firefox) are being displayed IN 
THE LOGIN WINDOW! If that happens I am not surprised if they get disconnected 
... but why does it happen?

I am also confused about the IdleTimout option, which seems to be set to 300 
seconds - how does this interact with the LoginTimeout option?

I have LoginTimeout set to 600 and find that renewals are happening every 450 
seconds, as advertised in the login window.  However, is an IdleTimeout of 300 
sensible under these circumstances?

Also, in the status page, users often show up with negative values for 
"minutes left" - does that mean they have timed out already?

Anyway, I'll try to answer your question about the pop-up window script.

To start with the login window contains :-

 <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="450; URL=https://.../cgi-bin/login?pass=..
.

Later, I find the window source contains :-

 <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="5; URL=http://...:5280/?ticket=...
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amx109 | 5 Jul 13:09 2005
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Re: FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

i've had similar problems with the firefox and it's insistance on displaying 
pages in the nocat popup window; i put it down to a combination of window 
focus and webpages that require/use popups for stuff (and firefox stealing 
the next avail 'pop up' window

obviously, if your pop up window misses its oppurtunity to resend the login 
information, your session will time out (bringing all the consequences 
thereof). but i have noticed with some wireless NIC's and AP's, that the 
connection can keep dropping out. maybe this is adding to the problem?

amran

On 7/5/05, Steve Platt <steve.platt <at> mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> 
> I am a little confused about how our own NoCatAuth setup is working too!
> ;-)
> 
> I'm no longer confident that the renewal process is working properly; some
> users are finding that they keep getting re-captured. One or two are even
> reporting that web pages they browse to (in Firefox) are being displayed 
> IN
> THE LOGIN WINDOW! If that happens I am not surprised if they get 
> disconnected
> ... but why does it happen?
> 
> I am also confused about the IdleTimout option, which seems to be set to 
> 300
> seconds - how does this interact with the LoginTimeout option?
> 
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Matt Courtney - PC Tronix | 5 Jul 23:46 2005
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RE: FW: NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right.

Thanks for that Steve,

It turns out I did something really stupid (again) and when customizing the
renewal window I managed to delete the RenewalForm as well as the LogoutForm
which meant that the javascript never executed.

It's interesting to note that Meta Refresh works the first time but NoCat
relies on the Javascript for subsequent renewals, while I don't see any
problems with that (aside from the fact that some people may have javascript
disabled) it may help others that are troubleshooting the renewal process.

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Platt [mailto:steve.platt <at> mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 July 2005 10:30 p.m.
To: Matt Courtney - PC Tronix
Cc: 'Schuyler Erle'; nocat <at> lists.nocat.net; steve.platt <at> mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Subject: Re: FW: [NoCat] NoCatAuth Renewal isn't quite right. 

I am a little confused about how our own NoCatAuth setup is working too!
 ;-)

I'm no longer confident that the renewal process is working properly; some 
users are finding that they keep getting re-captured. One or two are even 
reporting that web pages they browse to (in Firefox) are being displayed IN 
THE LOGIN WINDOW! If that happens I am not surprised if they get
disconnected 
... but why does it happen?

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Maurice Schoenmakers | 6 Jul 12:38 2005
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Re: When NoCatSplash with Passive and Captive modes willb be released??

Hi All, Schuyler Erle, Bassam

I want to apologize for the impression that we forked nocatsplash, that is 
not our goal and we appreciate the work you all have done for nocatsplash 
and just want to distribute it in a complete package within ewrt, while 
using radius auth and acct. We will stay as close to the "official" 
nocatsplash as possible and are looking forward to the next release. Maybe 
there is some stuff in our code I sent to you, that is of use. I'll check 
out the CVS version.

 <at> bassam
>Hi All,
>   I have checked the NoCatSplash that comes with the hotspot-zone project,
>but unfortunately it till doesn't support the Radius authentication and
>accounting.

Well it does... Most code is in passive_radius.c

Regards
Maurice 
Rolando Riley | 27 Jul 19:17 2005

Error form

Hi Guys,

      I am having troubles figuring out what is the reason for this error.
I am using RADIUS authentication on my authserv configuration

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[2005-07-27 06:43:54] Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or
string at ../lib//NoCat/AuthService.pm line

 278, <FILE> line 1.

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing LoginForm directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing FatalForm directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing RenewForm directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing LoginOKForm directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing ExpiredForm directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing LoginGreeting directive required for
NoCat::AuthService object!

[2005-07-27 06:44:10] Missing LoginMissing directive required for
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