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## Name
plinth - a web front end for administering every aspect of a Freedom Box.
plinth - a web front end for administering FreedomBox
## Description
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.
## Overview
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.
FreedomBox is a community project to develop, design and promote
personal servers running free software for private, personal
communications. It is a networking appliance designed to allow
interfacing with the rest of the Internet under conditions of
protected privacy and data security. It hosts applications such as
blog, wiki, website, social network, email, web proxy and a Tor relay
on a device that can replace your Wi-Fi router so that your data stays
with you.
Plinth is a web interface to administer the functions of the
FreedomBox. It is extensible and provides various applications of
FreedomBox as modules. Each module or application provides simplified
user interface to control the underlying functionality. As FreedomBox
can act as a wireless router, it is possible to configure networking
from Plinth. Plinth also allows configuration of basic system
parameters such as time zone, hostname and automatic upgrades.
## Getting Started
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