ZeroShell autologin

Posted on 17 March 2009 by Paolo Bernardi

Have you ever had to regularly use a network with Captive Portal-like authentication? If you did, you surely know how annoying it can be, especially if you have some sort of automatic scripts to be executed right after connecting to the Internet.

Ok, maybe it isn’t a common situation but this is my case: at Perugia’s Mathematics and Computer Science department we have a wireless network that uses ZeroShell’s Captive Portal for authentication and I heavily use Arch Linux network facilities to run some scripts right after the connection. The problem here is that normally you have to authenticate yourself manually, via a web browser, before being able to access the Internet: only after this step the scripts would be able to to their job…

Luckily thanks to this little Python script by munhoz  I can now authenticate myself automatically and my scripts can run normally. Thank you man! 😀

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