Traceability hotspot

Hi, I have a quick question about the nethserver wifi hotspot.
I am interested in captive portal and authentication by email or social networks.
In France, we must keep for 1 year the logs of users. Only a judicial authority has the right to consult or it is up to us to provide them with an archive. Does nethserver do that?
I didn’t found on documentation.

The service is split into many programs.

Regarding the chilli instance (named dedalo) which runs inside NS, it stores everything inside to /var/log/messages.
Then the log rotation is handled by /etc/logrotate.d/syslog.

About the server part (, it depends on how you configure your machine. It’s entirely up to you.

If you have more questions, please ask. @Amygos and @davide_marini will answer to them!

Can’t the logging get a seperate log? I can imagine that if you are obligated to hand over 1 year of logs, you don’t want to hand over 1 year of /var/log/messages
In /var/log/messages a lot more is stored than chili hotspot activity. And grepping for dedalo entries might be not accepted as ‘full hotspot activity log’

Of course, you need to create a rsyslogd filter.

Little question for “logs of users”. What france laws intends for logs? Site visited, with timestamp? Or only “logon and logoff” activity?

Hi Guy thank’s for you answer.
In France, in fact you need the name, first name. Date time website visited.

Link to the documents but it’s in french sorry …

I relaunch about this feature.
Have you some informations with the New version of nethserver 7.6?