[Chilli] Problems with Chilli + Dansguardian

David Bird david at coova.com
Thu Feb 25 06:55:12 UTC 2010

You could try to use wireshark to see if that reveals any clues. I've
seen similar issues (where only some sites have issues, while others
don't) when you have a reduced MTU in your network - but this wasn't
just an issue for macosx. 

On Wed, 2010-02-24 at 19:56 +0100, Iacopo Spalletti wrote:
> Hello,  we use coova and recently we started integrating Dansguardian on our 
> captive-portal solution.
> We implemented using HS_POSTAUTH_PROXY/HS_POSTAUTH_PROXYPORT coova-chilli 
> directives, dansguardian+polipo (a lightweight proxy) as filter/proxy and 
> shorewall as firewall.
> We tested such setup with both Linux and Windows clients without issues, but 
> we found out that Mac OS (at least Tiger and Leopard, I don't have a Snow 
> Leopard to try, both with Safari and Firefox 3.5) systems have a strange 
> behavior: after login client cannot reach some (legitimate) websites with 
> system waiting forever for the page to appear, while blacklisted websites are 
> blocked by dansguardian.
> I've tried many alternative setup to pinpoint the exact problem (e.g. removing 
> alternatively chillispot or dansguardian) but i couldn't figure out where the 
> problem is, except that it appears only when both chillispot and dansguardian 
> are up.
> I tried with coova 1.0.14 and 1.2.2.
> What strike me most is the fact that only Mac OS is affected.
> Any suggestion?

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