Captive portal html and images….



  • hey guys,

    i've been using pfsense for quite a while though only now i've noticed that the captive portal doesnt show images i uploaded using the file manager.
    here is the code for the captive portal that i upload:

    Welcome to Free ISP

    Please enter your username and password to log-on to the system.

    in the file manager i made sure to upload logo.JPG (yeah i know it's caps), it looks just like that in the file manager.
    to double-check i even sshed to the system and found logo.JPG at: /var/db/cpelements/logo.JPG

    the captive portal system just doesnt display the image… no idea why.
    could anyone help?

    thanks.



  • Have you tried to reboot ?



  • yeah i think i've booted up several times since, but, even weirder…
    i've had running until a few minutes ago BETA-2, i manually upgraded to beta4 and ofcourse rebooted...

    it didn't help to my unplesant surprise :(
    i found this thread to be somewhat related to my problem i think: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=916.0



  • We are running exactly this at work and it works fine….



  • well im runing "BETA4 built on Mon May 8 23:15:38 UTC 2006" (upgraded from beta-2)
    and i've shown you my html file, still it's not working.

    lets try to debug it together cause i can honestly say that something isn't right.
    here is some output i can give you off of my head:

    ls -al /usr/local/captiveportal/

    total 48
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel    512 May 16 15:22 .
    drwxr-xr-x  16 root  wheel    512 Apr 23 14:15 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14120 Jan  2 23:46 index.php
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14120 May 16 14:28 index.php.test
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 16 15:22 logo.GIF -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.GIF
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 16 15:22 logo.JPG -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.JPG
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 16 15:22 logo.PNG -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.PNG
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 16 15:22 logo.bmp -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.bmp
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 14 11:40 logo.jpg -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.jpg
    -rw-r–r--  1 root  wheel  10049 Jan 15 03:33 radius_accounting.inc
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  4255 Jan 15 03:33 radius_authentication.inc

    can you check the sizes?
    like of index.php - maybe its still outdated...

    im open to try everything please.

    thanks,
    lir.



  • I am about to reinstall the work image and see what happens.



  • ok cool
    i dont think it has anything to do with that cause i was runing beta-2 before and it didnt work either.
    its not that the upgrade to beta-4 messed it but sure, give it a shot.

    im waiting,



  • Beta2 didnt work, it was fixed after this.



  • Just hopping in here ….

    Did a 'sync' today (after a complet new setup from a LiveCD version Beta 4) - and - again - images aren't take neither.

    I've getting the same problem (actually - I never saw it working).

    Tested last week already (was already on Beta 4 that date - it just came out) with a bare index.htm portal page (like the one mentionned above):
    This was a no go - no images are shown.

    Still, they (and the links) are present.

    Again, I re-installed from a "CD V4" - and sync-ed.

    A solution for me is: use a private external web site - take the link to the image 'over there', throw in the link on the portal page, authorize the IP of that web server on the corresponding Portal-Tab, and I reached my goal !

    Can I have 'your' version  ;)

    If not - very impressed by the product - it just rocks.



  • I'm using beta4 like you and everything is ok, including use of HTTPS.
    I had several problems on beta2, It couldn't display images but all my problems are gone since that time.

    Have you monitored the filter output, nothing is blocked ? in the HTML output that you obtain in your browser all is fine ?



  • @Juve:

    Have you monitored the filter output, nothing is blocked ? in the HTML output that you obtain in your browser all is fine ?

    Like 'upstairs' :

    
    Welcome to Free ISP
    
    ![](pfsense.jpg)
    
    Please enter your username and password to log-on to the system.
    
    

    The link in /usr/local/captiveportal named pfsense.jpg is present 'by default'.
    It's point to an image that is present also (all this is a gift from the compagny ;-)).

    IE7 doesn't show the image - just a small red cross.

    So, about the source in my web browser - what I had in Ultra Edit showed up in ….. Ultra Edit (second window) when I asked IE7 to show me the source....

    (Don't worry, used Firefox also).

    What do you mean by '…monitored the filter output, nothing is blocked ?' ? Do I have to add the pfSense server Portal IP as 'accepted' ?
    I'll try a 'permit all' on the OPT1 firewall interface - if it's that what you mean.



  • So I'm seeing that others are having this problem just as well…
    How about we try to fix it?

    I have the Beta4 CD right here but it's no fun re-installing.
    I'd like to know where is the problem.



  • @lir:

    So I'm seeing that others are having this problem just as well…
    How about we try to fix it?

    Urgent : Tried this morning and integrated this line :

    It worked !!!!

    When I converted my opther png file in jpg format - it show up also…

    The good thing : it work - and for lir : search ! - the pb is on your side, as it was on mine. Beta 4 works (never had a doubt about it, Sullrich ;-) ).
    The bad new : sorry about losing your time about this && I don't know what I did to make it work, normally I track changes I applied - this time I can't give a clue…

    Anyway - one happy user here.....

    PS: one thing : showing a preview with the "View current page" on the Captive portal setup page doesn't show any of these local images - but a try 'on the Portal side' (and that's whats count) showed them all !!!).



  • I did split the installationproblems to another thread in the right board: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=1251.0

    PLEASE DON'T HIJACK THREADS!!! Thanks.



  • i managed to overcome the fresh install problem which was problematic by upgrading to beta-4 using the firmware upgrade
    on an already installed beta-4 system from fresh (it had some errors during install).

    so i can get on the webgui and everything but im having the exact same problems again with the captive portal not showing
    any images. i tried rebooting, i tried to remove all images and then reupload them… still i cant see them.

    any ideas please?
    (so now im on beta4)



  • Try this line (the image should already be there)

    
    [![](pfsense.jpg)](http://www.pfsense.com) 
    
    


  • thanks will do.
    ill report back



  • Okey so I'm still having the problem even with that link but I managed to over come it.

    here are the files…

    cd /usr/local/captiveportal/

    ls -al

    total 46
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel    512 May 24 07:34 .
    drwxr-xr-x  16 root  wheel    512 May 21 06:25 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14120 Jan  2 23:46 index.php
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 24 07:31 logo.GIF -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.GIF
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 24 07:31 logo.JPG -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.JPG
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 24 07:31 logo.PNG -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.PNG
    lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    27 May 24 07:31 logo.bmp -> /var/db/cpelements/logo.bmp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  10049 Jan 15 03:33 radius_accounting.inc
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  4255 Jan 15 03:33 radius_authentication.inc

    and here are the files on /var/db/cpelements

    ls -al /var/db/cpelements/

    total 200
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel    512 May 24 07:33 .
    drwxr-xr-x  9 root  wheel    512 May 24 07:32 ..
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  11359 May 24 07:31 logo.GIF
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  11033 May 24 07:31 logo.JPG
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    4880 May 24 07:31 logo.PNG
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  169798 May 24 07:31 logo.bmp

    so i figured out that i can see the file only if it's located on /usr/local/captiveportal and with no link or anything, like this:
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  11033 May 24 07:33 logo.jpg

    SO... thats the fix.



  • thats no bug thats normal captive working
    if you ask for www.google.com it redirecting the www.google.com ip to youre pfsense ip until youre accepted

    if portal is on and you have jpg logo.jpg then all these jpg's are the same until youre cleard

    www.google.com/logo.jpg
    www.msn.com/logo.jpg
    www.hotmail.com/logo.jpg
    etc etc

    so you must make links to root in youre captive portal webpage

    will work for all the links

    ps.  never use uppercase in filenames (logo.JPG) webservers and webbrowsers don't like that
    only lowercase



  • you didnt understand the problem the way i presented it.
    i said that when i upload files it puts a link in /usr/local/captiveportal of them that points to /var/db/cpelements
    thats what happens when i upload images from the admin gui.
    this way it DOES NOT WORK. no matter if its upper case, lower case or without a case.

    if i try manually to ssh to the machine and leave the filename at /usr/local/captiveportal (no links), just put the actual logo.jpg file
    in /usr/local/captiveportal and doesnt make a link out of it then its just fine.



  • Could someone explain how to fix this image issue to a BSD lamen?

    I am very unfamiliar with BSD command line arguments and am having problems copying my logo.png into the '/usr/local/captiveportal/' directory so it will show correctly on my capture portal.  Every time I try to copy my 'logo.png' file from either the '/var/db/cpelements' dir or the '/tmp' dir (I used the GUI to upload it there) I am met with a "Read-only file system" error.

    I am running BETA 4 embedded on a WRAP equiped with a 128MB CF card.  If someone could take a minute or two to explain the commands I need to know and the steps I need to take to resolve this issue, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thnx in advance,

    -DrNO



  • @DrNo:

    Could someone explain how to fix this image issue to a BSD lamen?

    I am very unfamiliar with BSD command line arguments and am having problems copying my logo.png into the '/usr/local/captiveportal/' directory so it will show correctly on my capture portal.  Every time I try to copy my 'logo.png' file from either the '/var/db/cpelements' dir or the '/tmp' dir (I used the GUI to upload it there) I am met with a "Read-only file system" error.

    I am running BETA 4 embedded on a WRAP equiped with a 128MB CF card.  If someone could take a minute or two to explain the commands I need to know and the steps I need to take to resolve this issue, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thnx in advance,

    -DrNO

    None of this is required.  Simply upload the image to the element manager.  It will handle everything.



  • @sullrich:

    None of this is required.  Simply upload the image to the element manager.  It will handle everything.

    I did upload the image from the file manager under the captive portal menu, but when the captive portal splash page shows the image is broken.

    My code should be fine:

    ![](logo.png)
    

    After reading this post I got the impression that there is a bug in pfSense and a work around is copying the picture into the captiveportal directory rather than relying on the refering link.  My problem is that I'm using an embedded version of pfSense and I have only read only access to the system, and I have no idea how to get around this.



  • Run the following commands from the shell:

    /etc/rc.conf_mount_rw
    /etc/rc.conf_mount_ro

    Should be obvious what they do.



  • The view captive portal link is broken but users surfing to the page will get the images.  If you are simply viewing the page and pronouncing it broke because of this fact then you need to really test with a captive portal client.



  • Okay I tested this again and found some minor errors…

    png wasn't working.

    Anything upper or mixed case wouldnt have worked:

    ie: Jpg

    If you are running a full installation do a cvs_sync.sh releng_1 && shutdown -r now

    If not, Diagnostics, Edit file and overwrite the code with this:

    http://cvs.pfsense.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/pfSense/etc/inc/system.inc?rev=1.79.2.38;content-type=text%2Fplain;only_with_tag=RELENG_1


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