[clug] DNS server to always give same IP address

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Tue Aug 10 08:05:51 GMT 2004

Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> When I presented shdns at Adelaide some people took me seriously. They 
> told a twisted tale of resolving all names to one IP for wireless 
> hotspot authentication. They mentioned that there was an open source DNS 
> system with plugable backends for the lookup bit -- including a database 
> and random perl scripts.

You've just described PowerDNS: http://www.powerdns.com/

apt-get install powerdns

The problem could also probably be solved with Twisted, but you'd need
to write some Python code to do it: http://www.twistedmatrix.com/

What about an HTTP proxy with appropriately configured redirect rules?

Google keyword suggestions: captive portal
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