Default URL redirection

Sébastien Pierre sebastien.pierre
Thu Jul 31 07:56:56 PDT 2014

Thanks a lot Jouni, as you suggested, setting iptables rules was the way to
go to create a captive portal.

Le 2014-07-31 10:06, "Jouni Malinen" <j at> a ?crit :

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:09:10AM -0400, S?bastien Pierre wrote:
> > I would like to setup a redirection to a specific URL when a user joins
> an
> > open WiFi network. I've tried the "network_auth_type" configuration
> > parameter, but without any success.
> Please note that that parameter is just making the AP provide
> information about the URL in an ANQP request; it does not in any way
> force the station to use or even query that information.
> > but in both cases I can't access the WiFi network, nor do I see any
> > request  logged on the apache2 access log.
> >
> > I couldn't find more information about what exactly the different modes
> > (01, 02, etc) do and how the redirect URL is used.
> It sounds like you are trying to force the station to go through a
> captive portal. hostapd won't do that, i.e., you would need external
> programs to manage firewall rules and forwarding of the first HTTP
> operation to build a captive portal.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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