This is a company that works with commercial hotspots and wishes to achieve independence from the current vendor by creating its own custom hotspot solution. The work consists on creating an authentication module for a Wireless Router that runs Linux (Linksys WRT54G), this module should watch for connected client PCs and communicate with an external authentication server to provide several billing mechanisms and enable or disable access to the network, without the need of any client configuration, other than the input of special codes or user/password combinations from a regular web browser. As part of one of the billing mechanisms, the module needs also to generate local codes on-the-fly and output them to an external device, such as a printer.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Linux on a MIPS CPU, running on a Linksys WRT54G/GS [url removed, login to view], the source code of the firmware is available.