Re: Low-Cost Tablet PC suitable for Debian
- Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:05:23 -0800
- From: Kushal Kumaran <kushal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Low-Cost Tablet PC suitable for Debian
Celejar <celejar@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:21:21 -0500
> Stefan Monnier <monnier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > it's android without the "I'd like to call home' parts, if you choose the
>> > bare install.
>> AFAIK the bare install will still call home: every time you connect to
>> a wifi network it performs an HTTP request to a Google server in order to
>> detect whether the local connection gives you access to the internet or
>> not (and if not, it presumes it's a captive portal and offers you to
>> launch a browser to sign in).
> I've always wondered how Android (and Windows) "know" whether you're
> connected to the internet or not. I guess what you say make sense. Is
> this documented somewhere? Is there a way to change the HTTP request to
> some other host of your choosing?
> For Windows (Vista), we find some documentation here:
> Is there anything like this pre-made for Debian? I suppose it would be
> easy enough to script.
See https://blog.vorlons.info/archives/2017/03/07/370/ if you're using