Using Ubuntu as a Hotspot access point is a very seamless setup, though there are a number of steps. However I can't find any reference to how to view the connections... the number of connections, the IP and MAC addresses.
I'm also trying to identify a way to manage the connections. I would like to control who connects and check the bandwidth they are using, and other normal details that are available from wifi setups.
There might be an occasion to want to ban or limit connections to certain MAC addresses.
Does anyone have any information these details?
After creating the Hotspot, one of the computers connecting to it has this private IP:
10.42.0.18. Connecting to
http://10.42.0.1 brings up the Ubuntu default Webpage... the same as
netstat -n | less doesn't show any references to a
10.42.0 network. It does show an entry (
raw), which I haven't seen in normal
netstat -n | less output
Active Internet connections (w/o servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 36 192.168.16.24:22 192.168.16.26:41458 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 192.168.15.136:55190 220.127.116.11:1723 ESTABLISHED raw 0 0 192.168.15.136:47 18.104.22.168:* 1 Active UNIX domain sockets (w/o servers) Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path unix 2 [ ] DGRAM 32734 /run/user/1001/systemd/notify unix 2 [ ] DGRAM 10603 /run/systemd/journal/syslog unix 7 [ ] DGRAM 10605 /run/systemd/journal/socket
There's no change in the
raw entry no matter how many connections are made to the Hotspot.