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Using Squid, Apache and Python To Develop a Captive Portal Solution

You can also read this article from my LinkedIn from this URL When I was a student in high school, I was always fascinated with captive portals. It always felt like a super-secret powerful thing to redirect someone’s traffic to a website of my choice. Despite having this weird fascination, I never knew that this was called a captive portal until I went to my network security internship. During my internship, I was introduced to lots of concepts but never really learnt how to combine the ones I need to produce something like a captive portal page. Before we dive into this article you must first Have squid installed and configured as a transparent proxy. There are lots of guides on the internet that will i ns truct you on how to complete this step. Have Apache (or similar) installed and configured to use CGI (in our case, for a python script). [OPTIONAL] Have a local DNS