We have been using Pirania over the last couple of days. So I am just logging our observations and issues we faced, here.
- Once the Pirania is enabled, the captive portal redirection works on phones. Not on laptops (ubuntu - firefox and chromium). @rulosanti had already pointed this out in detail in a different post. the portal/auth.html does not load on the laptop, instead there is constant looping between portal and redirect pages.
- Local services deployed on the mesh are accessible through ip numbers - ipv4(10.x.x.x) and ipv6
- Local services cannot be accessed using hostnames. this is how it behaves
http://hostname/- resolves to lime app
http://hostname.local/- resolves to portal page
- we were able to access our device from internet using a vpn like service, though the device could not access internet. and also the device could access other devices on the vpn through internet.