Network Home Page?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Techno Child, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Techno Child

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    Hey everyone. I have been wondering how to do this for quite awhile now, just finally have enough time to look into the matter.

    I noticed that when you use most hotel's internet (both ethernet or wifi ) the network will override the user's set homepage, and will greet you with a page (usually to accept their terms of use).

    How is this done? Is the internet being routed through a computer that will only let this page go through until the terms are accepted?

    -tc
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    My guess is that it's some kind of proxy intercept or ISP startup script but don't hold me to that.
     
  3. Techno Child

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    Well.. I know there is an easy way to do this, I read an article awhile back that described how to do this for a public, neighborhood network startup screen... Of course, by the time it interested me, and when I went back to find out how, I couldn't find the article anywhere.

    Does anyone know how to do this?
     
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  5. Brad

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    Darn you , you took my response. This is exactly what it's called.
     
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  6. Geffy

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    *me wins*
     
  7. X-Istence

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    It can be done using Chillispot!
     
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  8. Brad

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    Which uses captive portal :)
     
  9. X-Istence

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    Captive Portal is what the technique is called, I simply pointed out one implementation thereof.
     
  10. Techno Child

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    Wow.. thanks guys, any suggestions for a binary that can run on DamnSmallLinux? If not, I'll just go through the linux list and see what the smallest ones are. The dedicated pc would probably be like a Pentium or P2.

    -tc
     
  11. X-Istence

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    Chillispot runs even on my Fon router which is a MIPS processor with 16 Mb or ram and 8 Mb flash.