August 2010

Gmail video chat is now available for Linux Users

Gmail video chat now supports Linux, but it supports Debian/Ubuntu systems for now. RPM version for Red Hat/Fedora will be available soon.

You can download the plugin here.


Installing and Configuring ChilliSpot

Downloading and Installing ChilliSpot

Download and install ChilliSpot from the ChilliSpot website.
To download, type this command from your terminal:


and intall using rpm command.

rpm -Uvh chillispot-1.1.0.i386.rpm

Configuring ChilliSpot

Chillispot configuration resides in a single file, which is /etc/chilli.conf.

Installing and Configuring Radius Server

Installing Freeradius Server
Download the latest version of freeradius 2x from fedora repository using the command below.

yum -y install freeradius freeradius-mysql freeradius-utils

Enable MySQL support for Freeradius
Enable sql and sql counter module in the Freeradius main configuration file.

vi /etc/raddab/radiusd.conf

Please see the changes highlighted in bold

# Include another file that has the SQL-related configuration.

Installing Web Server and MySQL Database Server

This command will install Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and other dependencies.

yum -y install httpd httpd-devel mod_perl mod_ssl php php-devel php-cli php-mbstring php-gd php-mcrypt php-mysql php-pdo php-suhosin phpmyadmin

Test if PHP is working fine, create a file called phpinfo.php and put it in your /var/www/html.
The file shout contain this php code:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Open up your web browser and type this url http://localhost/phpinfo.php.

Preparing your system

Before we proceed to the installation, its very important to know how the ChilliSpot works.

A little background about ChilliSpot

As of mid 2007, ChilliSpot appears to be dead. The developer Jens Jacobsen had vanished, and the domain lapsed, but is a copy (with ads inserted) of the original site. You can download the rpm version of ChilliSpot directly from this website.

How does ChilliSpot Works?