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plinth - a web front end for administering every aspect of a Freedom Box.


The Freedom Box is a net appliance conceived by Eben Moglen. It contains free software and is designed to allow you to interface with the rest of the net under conditions of protected privacy and data security.

The Plinth front end is a web interface to administer the functions of the Freedom Box. For example, the Freedom Box is a wireless router, and the front end is where you can adjust its settings.


The front end is an extensible web platform for forms and menus. It allows authenticated users to fill out forms. The interface saves the form data and from them generates configuration files for the various services running on the box.

The interface is pluggable. Drop modules into place to add new capabilities to Plinth and your Freedom Box. Replace existing modules to get newer, better shinier functions. The modules will automatically integrate into the existing menu system so you can control all of the box's parts from one central location.

Getting Started

See the INSTALL file for additional details and dependencies. To install run:

$ sudo python3 install

Run Plinth on the local system with:

$ sudo plinth


See the HACKING file for contributing to Plinth.

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