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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001072PacketFencedocpublic2010-09-21 13:432011-01-26 15:38
Assigned Torbalzard 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target Version1.9.1Fixed in Version1.9.1 
Summary0001072: performance optimization regarding user-agents
DescriptionBy default we allow every query to be redirected and reach packetfence for the captive portal operation.

In a lot of cases, this means that a lot of non-user initiated queries reach PacketFence and waste his resources for nothing since they are not from browsers.

iTunes, Windows update, MSN Messenger, Google Desktop, ... there are many cases.

So far, we blacklisted clients known to be misbehaving. However, a completely different approach can be taken: whitelist only known browsers.

This has the nasty side-effect of being unfriendly with less popular browsers and devices so it is disabled by default.

This bug is opened to write the documentation related to this performance optimization in the admin guide.
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fixed in git revision
fixed in mtn revision
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- Relationships
related to 0000879closedobilodeau captive portal "denial of service" 

-  Notes
rbalzard (administrator)
2010-09-21 14:32

fixed in revision a7f7631efd42b01955140b68d5229a8b29dea334

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-09-21 13:43 obilodeau New Issue
2010-09-21 13:43 obilodeau Status new => assigned
2010-09-21 13:43 obilodeau Assigned To => rbalzard
2010-09-21 14:32 rbalzard Note Added: 0001680
2010-09-21 14:32 rbalzard Status assigned => resolved
2010-09-21 14:32 rbalzard Resolution open => fixed
2010-09-21 14:43 obilodeau Relationship added related to 0000879
2010-09-21 18:09 obilodeau Fixed in Version => 1.9.1
2011-01-26 15:38 obilodeau Status resolved => closed

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