If you are wondering where all the Sara and Tim blogs are, we have our own blog at http://purewhite.id.au/ so please check it out there.Â This blog is just for the technical stuff now!
It’s pronounced the same as Grace, so please don’t pronounce it like grass!
So what is Grase? Grase is a complete Hotspot/Internet Gateway Solution. It incorporates a server hosting a captive portal (which “captures” a users attempts to access the internet before being authenticated and redirects them to the authentication page), traffic/data accounting software, user management interface, a caching and filtering proxy.
Or simply, a combination of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), Squid, Dansguardian, CoovaChilli, FreeRadius, Monit, OpenVPN, and a custom interface to managing users and the system.
The project relies heavily on other projects, the main features are the integration of the other projects and the custom interface to it all. The administration interface was the first part of the project, and consists of user management, session monitoring, and system settings. More details of the interface to come later, along with a project page with information.