Network Home Page?

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
 

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.
 

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?
 

Brad

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Which uses captive portal :)
 

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
 

X-Istence

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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

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

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