Re: Restricted Access Very Capable Router?
From: trs80 (trs80_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 07:42:30 -0700
ok..thanks.....looks like routers are not there yet...thanks again
"Rock" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I just finished research on about 60 routers from 10 companies, and
> timed access was not a feature in any.
> Basically the router guys stick to layer1-2-3 support, and don't
> typically get into upper layer support. This is because the upper
> layer stuff has to be handled in their OS, not by the routing chips.
> The processors they use for API processing are pretty anemic, so they
> don't like to add OS features.
> Take a look at Cisco's IOS. It is the most feature rich, but if you
> use many of those features, the routers slow down.
> I agree with Michael, you could use a spare PC as your router and run
> Linux. Not as fast as the hardware routers, but you can add numerous
> freeware spam and virus filters, etc. For client protection, get
> yourself an app like CyberPatrol or NetNanny. Cost 30-40. If you
> want freeware, you could try www.parents-friend.de, they have timed
> On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:47:30 -0700, Michael Pelletier
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Restricted Access Very Capable Router?
>>> What is the best router for providing lots of capability for creating
>>> policies to create Access Restrictions (Broadband or not)? this for
>>> small home network.
>>> I have tried the Linksys BEFSX41 and the WRT54GS. Both have almost
>>> identical Access Restrictions setup features and allow access by time
>>> seperately allow keyword, protocol and URL filtering (but these are not
>>> time filtered but 100% of the time.)
>>> I was hoping to be able to include in time window the additional
>>> restrictuion due to protocol etc. and as well as having more setups then
>>> the 10 policys Linksys provides.
>>> Any suggestions?
>>Well, if you are using linux/*BSD on your server it already has the
>>to restrict access to ports based on time. Look at xinitd...if you are
>>using Windows, no idea. Sorry.