On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Anish Mangal <anis...@umich.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> So I was able to setup freeradius and coovachilli on a centos x86 machine
> to setup a captive portal using the method below:
> https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-install-a-
> wireless-hotspot-with-captive-page-in-linux-using-coovachilli/
> Now, this is progress since the user experience is exactly how you would
> see in a coffee shop. Upon connecting, you will see a notification in your
> phone, and be prompted by a login prompt (where we can redirect the user to
> school.lan) or whatever afterwards.
> However, there are some notes:
> 1. Coovachili does its own dhcp, so probably we might have to use that, if
> the captive portal is being enabled.
> 2. By default it does dhcp on a different subnet. and _maybe_ because of
> that, a bunch of iptables rules dont work. name resolution doesnt work.
> Will change the default subnet to what we currently use and disable dhcpd
> and see what happens
> To setup coova and freeradius, they have to be compiled from source. The
> compiling was pretty straightforward on centos, so either the same can be
> done for ARM, but long term i think packages would be wonderful :-)
> All in all, this definitely looks like an approach worth pursuing :)
> Cheers,
> Anish

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