Re: Wrt54G is a FW appliance?

From: Greg Hennessy (
Date: 07/31/05

Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:19:18 +0100

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:22:52 GMT, Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:

>> If it's running the excellent sveasoft firmware, I would consider it to be
>> such.
>Send me a link to where it's passed any certification as a firewall.

Which has *what* to do with the price of fish ?

Try persuading me that the OpenBSD packet filter

as used on OpenBSD, NetBSD & FreeBSD somehow isn't a firewall because it's
lacking 'certification'. Better still ask Theo that question.

Better still please tell the audience why IPFilter

which runs on over half a dozen platforms and is shipped and supported by
Sun as standard on Solaris, is lacking in the firewall dept just because
it lacks thinly disguised marketing bollocks called 'certification'.

I refrain from recommending products purely on the basis of a tickbox
marked 'certification'.

If you had spent five minutes figuring out how and why Sveasoft manages to
convert a so so broadband router into a truly useful firewalling

Then you wouldn't have asked such a profoundly daft question.

Alchemy includes many feature additions over the Linksys standard firmware

Hotspot portal
PPTP VPN server
Two-way bandwidth management (includes P2P, VoIP, IM)
SSH client and server
Startup, firewall, and shutdown scripts
WDS repeater mode
Client mode (support multiple attached devices)
Adhoc mode
OSPF routing
RIP2 routing
Power boost to 251 mw
Antenna select
Static DHCP address assignments
Additional DDNS support
Wireless MAC address clone
VLAN support (hardware only)
WPA over WDS
Client mode WPA
Client isolation mode
P2P blocking/bandwidth management (Gnutella, Kazaa, etc)
Port triggering
Remote syslog
Remote Ntop statistics
Safe backup and restore
Reset on firmware upgrade
Status includes system uptime and load average
Status for wireless clients and WDS
Site survey
Remote NTP server support
Supports new WRT54G V2.2 and WRT54GS V1.1 models



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