Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Python
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: Self-hosting Solutions    
Latest version: v1.1.4

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PirateBoxScripts with Modifications for running in a Webserver

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© 2012-2019 Matthias Strubel

Licensed under the GNU GPLv3


PirateBox is a collection of scripts / programs that allows you to use your wireless card as a local network to share files and chat anonymously. For more information please visit piratebox.cc


Packages contains only scripts based PirateBox scripts with running lighttpd webserver.

PirateBox scripts can:

  • Setup WLAN Interface via iw
  • Setup hotspot functionality (hostapd)
  • Setup IP Adresses of wlan interface
  • Proping until USB-WLAN is available
  • Can add wlan interface to an existing bridge
  • Sets Up a DHCP Server with redirect to wlan-interface IP
  • Upload landing page (via iframe droopy)
  • Browse Uploaded files
  • Announce "Internet yes" for iOS
  • Announce "Internet yes" for MS devices
  • ShoutBox
  • Optional small Python forum
  • Optional imageboard
  • Optional Station counter
  • Optional Inihibit starting upload-script
  • Optional Timesave script (for devices without RTC) - can be found in piratebox/bin/timesave.sh
  • Optional Poll for WLAN device until it available (for USB wifi cards)
  • Optional IRC-Server

More information can be found on piratebox.cc Installation tutorial and current download link: piratebox.cc/getting_started<!--I'm pretty sure I did the right link but if not you can uncomment this link http://piratebox.aod-rpg.de/dokuwiki/doku.php/piratebox_lighttpd-->

Is supported by mkPirateBox > v0.5 for OpenWRT Systems and by PirateBox Manager


PirateBox should be in most common repositories soon, but in the meantime you can go to piratebox.cc/getting_started


PirateBox is going to be discontinued. Read this forum post for more information.

<!--### Installing unstable (development version)

Download the package here

Unzip the package: $ unzip development.zip

Run the installer in the unzipped folder: $ cd PirateBoxScripts_Webserver/piratebox && sudo ./install.sh default #Default can be substituted with 'board' if you want an image board on your PB -->

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Piratebox README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.