Grase – Hotspot Solution

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Introducing Grase!

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.

Edit: Please goto for more information

3 thoughts on “Grase – Hotspot Solution

  1. Hi Tim, thank you for this great piece of software. From the way i see it, it appears to be very easy to install. Please, what i would like to know is if it is possible that i adjust my landing page or build it to the way i want? If it is possible, how do i do that? Thanks.

  2. You can fully customise the landing page from within the Admin section. It allows you to disable just about any prebuilt element on the page, insert your own HTML around the login form, change the CSS, etc.
    One company that uses it, has made the login page a thing of beauty!
    Install it and have a go!

  3. Hi
    Im using Grase Hotspot. Installation is like a breeze.
    I have a problem, though. Can’t we do Content Filter on a group? I want to allow only Facebook access on a particular group.

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