Any Captive Portal installations?

Phishfry

Son of Beastie

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I have had captive portal on my bucket list for a while. I want to pipe my IP cams to a neighborhood WAP portal via Zoneminder.
Anybody using FreeBSD for a captive portal? pfSense really had a nice implementation. What do you recommend?

Obviously I looked around and see WifiDog and some others, but net-mgmt/coovachilli seems like the only thing in ports.
I dislike java so it's out.

I guess I am going to try and build this program on FreeBSD: nodogsplash
https://nodogsplash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/compile.html#linux-unix
 

Chris_H

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maybe net/nocatsplash ?

I think NoDogSplash is just a rip of the NoCatSplash I maintain in the ports tree. But unlike NoDogSplash, the one I maintain, installs out of the box on FreeBSD. :)
--Chris
 
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Phishfry

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Very nice. The website for nocat.net goes elsewhere and I assumed nocat was dead...

I did a freshports search using long description and 'captive portal' and this did not show up.
 

Chris_H

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Mmm. Not the best description. But if you had chosen only "captive", OR "portal" in the long description field. You'd have got a match. I'll rewrite the description. So as to better attract it's target audience. :)
For some history on it. As well as some additional info. See:
http://web.archive.org/web/20051215074630/http://nocat.net
and perhaps:
https://farrokhi.net/

I adopted the port, when I was first building a portal for my neighborhood. A dead end street, actually. I wanted to repurpose some wireless gateways I had lying around. I'd always wanted to replace the Linux OS on them w/ FreeBSD. But until I had a purpose for the hardware. I hadn't done it. But this synched the deal. :)
NoCatSplash was originally NoCatAuth. Which was written in Perl. NoCatSplash came into being when NoCatAuth was rewritten in C. I'm looking to create something else written in Tk/Tcl. Which will be prettier, and easier to tweak.
Hope you find it works well for you.

--Chris
 
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