changing piratebox network name

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changing piratebox network name
May 24, 2012 03:51AM
How do i change the text on the home page/network name? For reasons that are mostly to make my pirate box not look guilty, i want to change its name in all contexts. is this possible?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2012 09:05AM by krazipanda.
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 05:04AM
Hey Krazipanda,

You can change the name of your PB by SSH'ing into your PB and editing the wireless file via vi.

For example:
vi /etc/config/wireless

Any questions just ask.

Peace,
Dr H
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 05:07AM
and how would i edit the main page?
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 05:34AM
With the image on the mainpage you could either delete or replace the image here:
/opt/piratebox/src/piratebox-logo-small.png

You can make changes to the chat box text in these files:
/opt/piratebox/chat/index.html
/opt/piratebox/chat/cgi-bin/data.pso - chatbox name
/opt/piratebox/chat/cgi-bin/style.css - chat css

Good luck!
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 07:02AM
And with version 0.3.2 you ave to edit:

/opt/piratebox/conf/piratebox.conf

There are some Text-Messages.
You have to exchange the pictures in /mnt/usb/PirateBox/Share AND in /opt/piratebox/src
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 07:05AM
drhitchcock Wrote:
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> With the image on the mainpage you could either
> delete or replace the image here:
> /opt/piratebox/src/piratebox-logo-small.png
>
> You can make changes to the chat box text in these
> files:
> /opt/piratebox/chat/index.html
> /opt/piratebox/chat/cgi-bin/data.pso - chatbox
> name
> /opt/piratebox/chat/cgi-bin/style.css - chat css
>
> Good luck!


I was able to corrupt the file so that it wouldn't show anymore, but how would i be able to actually change it/remove it completely?
Re: changing piratebay network name
May 24, 2012 07:10AM
Depending on your version-tag in /opt/piratebox you can remove the shoutbox from your landing page. find:

#Chatbox 
#  Change the not commented line to en- and disable Chat
# CHAT_BOX_HTML=""
CHAT_BOX_HTML="<iframe height='400px' width='50%' frameBorder='0' scrolling='0'  src='[$HOST];

edit: I started to write this kind of stuff down here: [piratebox.aod-rpg.de]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2012 07:20AM by Matthias.
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 26, 2012 08:12AM
Is it possible to also change the domain name on LAN? I want to remove any trace of this being a "pirate box"


also, what would be the best way to change the image? you guys say "go here to change it" but i have no idea what to do to the actual file
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 26, 2012 08:47AM
Hi,
you want to change the domain name from piratebox.lan to something different?

Ok, for this you have to do several steps:

1. Edit /opt/piratebox/conf/piratebox.conf find this line:
#HOSTNAME  ... if you really want to change it, plz change:
#    bin/droopy
#    conf/hosts
HOST="piratebox.lan"

2. Add the new name in /opt/piratebox/conf/hosts
192.168.1.1  piratebox.lan
192.168.1.1  piratebox

You can "simply" upload new images with droopy or copy your stuff over to the usb stick while your PirateBox is shut down.
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 26, 2012 09:00AM
Matthias Wrote:
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> Hi,
> you want to change the domain name from
> piratebox.lan to something different?
>
> Ok, for this you have to do several steps:
>
> 1. Edit /opt/piratebox/conf/piratebox.conf find
> this line:
>
> #HOSTNAME ... if you really want to change it,
> plz change:
> # bin/droopy
> # conf/hosts
> HOST="piratebox.lan"
>
>
> 2. Add the new name in /opt/piratebox/conf/hosts
>
> 192.168.1.1 piratebox.lan
> 192.168.1.1 piratebox
>
>
> You can "simply" upload new images with droopy or
> copy your stuff over to the usb stick while your
> PirateBox is shut down.

but people list locations like /opt/, and i don't see any of those on the usb drive...
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 26, 2012 09:26AM
Yes that is right.
You have two possibilities:

a) Copy over your stuff on the usb stick, Plug the usb stick on your PirateBox again, login and copy your files to with telnet/ssh to /opt/piratebox
b) Plugin your USB device to your computer, which have to run linux, then run as root or with sudo

mkdir -p /tmp/opt/piratebox
mount -o loop,rw,sync <mount-point of USB>/PirateBox/pbIMG.img /tmp/opt/piratebox

now you can edit/copy over your stuff to /tmp/opt/piratebox.
After all your changes are done run

# umount /tmp/opt/piratebox

then unplug your usb device and bootup your piratebox again smiling smiley
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 26, 2012 07:47PM
Matthias Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Yes that is right.
> You have two possibilities:
>
> a) Copy over your stuff on the usb stick, Plug the
> usb stick on your PirateBox again, login and copy
> your files to with telnet/ssh to /opt/piratebox
> b) Plugin your USB device to your computer, which
> have to run linux, then run as root or with sudo
>
> mkdir -p /tmp/opt/piratebox
> mount -o loop,rw,sync /PirateBox/pbIMG.img
> /tmp/opt/piratebox
>
> now you can edit/copy over your stuff to
> /tmp/opt/piratebox.
> After all your changes are done run
>
> # umount /tmp/opt/piratebox
>
> then unplug your usb device and bootup your
> piratebox again smiling smiley

thanks grinning smiley i'll try that now
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 31, 2012 09:03AM
even though i have changed everything correctly it still says piratebox.lan sad smiley
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 31, 2012 10:35AM
Where does it show up and under which conditions?
Re: changing piratebox network name
June 01, 2012 11:55AM
Matthias Wrote:
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> Where does it show up and under which conditions?

it shows up in the address bar, and under any conditions except when using un-common URL endings .ly, .us, etc.
Re: changing piratebox network name
June 01, 2012 01:14PM
You are using piratebox-0.3.2 , right?

If you changed everything correctly, there are only the README.htm and BACKTOMENU.htm files left, that comes in my mind.
With 0.3.2 there is no really redirect...

I'm going to check this, when I'm back home-- but I'm a bit surprised about that problem.
Re: changing piratebox network name
June 05, 2012 09:28AM
this morning, I got the idea, which point I left out:

change if you are using 0.5.1 lighttpd based:
/opt/piratebox/www/redirect.html

redirect.html in github There is a static redirect to piratebox.lan (I'm wondering about it, because I thought, I changed it to ./ instead of a domain name )



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2012 10:21AM by Matthias.
So my friends and I just built a Piratebox, and we successfully changed the name of it, like Dr H said in the second post on the thread, but we were wondering if we could put a security key onto the Piratebox. We noticed that right next to the place where you change the name of the Piratebox, there is a line that says "option encription 'none'" but we weren't sure if changing that 'none' to something else would mess us all up.

Thanks.
Hamburger
Re: changing piratebox network name
May 03, 2013 09:31AM
Hi,
check this OpenWRT - wireless configuration page.
That should help.

Matthias
Just set up a new Pirate Box on TP-Link 3020. It is up and running. I have tried to rename the SSID but it keeps coming back permission denied thoughts?

root@oRzRxBkX:-# /etc/config/wireless
-ash: /etc/config/wireless: Permission denied

Thanks
Re: changing piratebay network name
August 22, 2018 08:26PM
oh well, try re-read the manual. you need to put "vi" in front of it for adjusting the configuration
Re: changing piratebox network name
August 25, 2018 07:51PM
Occasionally, when I go in to change the SSID on a PirateBox, the wireless file is all tildes, preventing editing. What happened? (I'm totally new to this and have no background in CS, btw)
I'm using puTTY to connect to the device via SSH, and it appears to working fine otherwise. Thanks!
Re: changing piratebox network name
August 28, 2018 06:11PM
Are you editing with vi?

If so, you have to press "i" to enter edit mode (once the file is opened), which you can later quit with "Esc" once you finished making the changes.

A cheat sheet like this is always useful: http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi.html

Ubuntuhak, playing and tinkering with Ubuntu!
Re: changing piratebox network name
September 08, 2018 08:27PM
Thank you- I ended up connecting to the same PB later on using my macbook and the conf file contents were correct and editable. I must've been doing something out of order. That cheatsheet is great; THANKS!
I ve tried to change ssid and wirless security by changing and saving the settings of hostapd file afterwards i rebooted the piratebox now it is not appearing in the networks to connect with
You have to be careful with the naming of the ssid. I found that my name was too long and it wasn't showing up. I'm not sure about the limitations (I'm sure there are some characters that cannot be included). I couldn't find anything that had explicit limitations, but consider those.