Re: Restricted Access Very Capable Router?

From: trs80 (trs80_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 05/19/05

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    ok..thanks.....looks like routers are not there yet...thanks again

    "Rock" <rock1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >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
    > access.
    >
    > Rock
    >
    > On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:47:30 -0700, Michael Pelletier
    > <mjpelletier@mjpelletier.com> wrote:
    >
    >>trs80 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
    >>> and
    >>> 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?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>
    >>Well, if you are using linux/*BSD on your server it already has the
    >>ability
    >>to restrict access to ports based on time. Look at xinitd...if you are
    >>using Windows, no idea. Sorry.
    >>
    >>
    >>Michael
    >


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