Karl Gaissmaier > Captive-Portal > Captive::Portal::Role::Session

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NAME ^

Captive::Portal::Role::Session - session methods for Captive::Portal

DESCRIPTION ^

IP addresses of clients must be unique. They are determined by the HTTP-Parameter REMOTE_ADDR. The corresponding MAC-address is determined from the ARP-table. If there are duplicate IP-addresses for different MAC-addresses something bad is happening (ARP-spoofing, ...). Captive::Portal warns on duplicate IP-addresses.

Active sessions have corresponding IP/MAC entries in the capo_sessions_ipset.

Session state is recorded on disc under the $SESSIONS_DIR. The session state is JSON encoded.

Example: active session

  {
      "STATE"      : "active",
      "START_TIME" : 1317106093,
      "STOP_TIME"  : "",
      "USERNAME"   : "foo",
      "IP"         : "134.60.239.90",
      "MAC"        : "F0:F4:69:17:89:DE",
      "USER_AGENT" : "Mozilla/5.0 ... Safari/534.50",
      "COOKIE"     : "202ceeee8c0ec85869dbac19c57c3c5e"
  }

ROLES ^

All roles throw exceptions on error.

$capo->get_current_session()

Returns the current- or a new initialized session-hash for this HTTP-Client.

$capo->open_sessions_dir()

Open/create the sessions directory defined in the config file.

$capo->clear_sessions_from_disk()

Unlink all session files from disk.

$capo->list_sessions_from_disk()

Return a list of all session filenames in sessions dir.

$capo->get_session_lock_handle(%named_params)

Return a filehandle to the clients session file with the requested lock assigned. There is no unlock required, after destroying the filehandle the file is closed and the lock released.

Named parameters:

 key      => ip address of session
 shared   => shared lock, defaults to exclusive lock
 blocking => blocking lock request, defaults to blocking
 try      => number of retries in nonblocking mode, defaults to 1 retry
 timeout  => timeout in blocking mode, defaults to 1s
$capo->read_session_handle($lock_handle)

Read the session file for $lock_handle and decode the JSON format into a hashref.

$capo->write_session_handle($lock_handle, $session)

Encode the session hashref into JSON and write the session file belonging to $lock_handle.

$capo->delete_session_from_disk($key)

Unlink session file from disk.

$capo->mk_cookie()

Generate a CaPo cookie with random- and session-data or use the already existing session cookie. The cookie is used to fast reactivate an idle session if the IP/MAC/COOKIE is still matching. Cookies are not mandatory, they are just for a better user experience.

$capo->match_cookie()

Check if request cookie is equal session cookie. Returns true on success and false on failure.

AUTHOR ^

Karl Gaissmaier, <gaissmai at cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2010-2013 Karl Gaissmaier, all rights reserved.

This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either:

a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version, or

b) the Artistic License version 2.0.

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