Captive DNS Server Example (Mongoose More Than an Embedded Web Server)
Mongoose is simple and solid. It's one of the easiest to use embeddable servers around. It's usable in a wide range of applications, and here's yet another one.
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This week we continue our series of examples for Mongoose Embedded Web Server with an example of a DNS server.
In this case, it is a DNS server intended to be used to build a captive portal, i.e. where the user needs to log in before using public WiFi. Such a server responds to all queries with its own IP address and an HTTP server running alongside serves the portal page to the user.
Our captive_dns_server example puts this all together:
$ ./captive_dns_server Listening on 'udp://:5533' ev_handler Q type 1 name example.org --- $ dig @localhost -p 5533 example.org ; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-11ubuntu1.3-Ubuntu <<>> @localhost -p 5533 example.org ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 44936 ;; flags: qr rd ra ad; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITHY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;example.org. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: example.org. 10 IN A 127.0.0.1 ;; Query time: 0 msec ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#5533(127.0.0.1) ;; WHEN: Mon Apr 18 19:56:51 IST 2016 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56
Follow the Example
To follow the example download Mongoose Embedded Webserver. It's open source under GPLv2, so free of charge for non-commercial use.
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