How to get an unprivileged public status page showing in OpenWrt 12.09 or newer?

lkraav asked:

For the use case where the WAN connection goes down, but employees can still access wifi, I’d like them to be able to check on some sort of a public router status page in their problem reports. This may have been available on DD-WRT at one point (or still is), I can’t 100% recall anymore.

Going through all LuCI’s screens with a fine-toothed comb and googling a fair amount isn’t producing results. Anyone have a solution?

My answer:


DD-WRT had a public status page (which can be a security risk); OpenWrt does not.

However, LuCI does have an API, so you could write your own status page pretty quickly, and secure it properly.


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