I believe I am able to get the captive portal working as intended


Now will need to work in a branch on a playbook.

Another idea would be to have a web ui for radius to show all kids of user
stats, control per user/group bandwidth, and accounting.

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

> 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-wireles
>> s-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
> --
> Anish

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