Fwd: Re: Linksys WRT54G with freebsd

Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net marcos at ThePacific.Net
Fri Sep 23 18:07:43 PDT 2005


It will be very nice have a freebsd option with pf againt the WRT54G, 
what about do it with a different hardware, it must be some other 
similar hardware with a CPU supported by freebsd and similar price.

Im not a kernel developer, but I ready to do any testing ;)

cheers
Marcos Biscaysaqu
ThePacific.net


Scott Long wrote:

> Bruno Ducrot wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 01:50:45PM +0200, Florent Thoumie wrote:
>>
>>> Le Vendredi 23 septembre 2005 à 12:16 +0200, Bachilo Dmitry a écrit :
>>>
>>>> Forwarding to FreeBSD hackers. (Because i am hacking WRT right now 
>>>> and only Linux flashes work)
>>>> ----------  ?????????????????????? ??????????????????  ----------
>>>>
>>>> Subject: Re: Linksys WRT54G with freebsd
>>>> Date: ?????????????? 23 ???????????????? 2005 17:06
>>>> From: Thierry Herbelot <thierry at herbelot.com>
>>>> To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>>>> Cc: "Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net" <marcos at thepacific.net>
>>>>
>>>> Le Friday 23 September 2005 11:08, vous avez écrit :
>>>>
>>>>> On the other hand, it's the wireless thing.  If not needed, this
>>>>> should  be fun to do a port, somehow, even though it's a wireless
>>>>> router.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The "cool factor" of porting FreeBSD to the WRT54G cannot be 
>>>> underestimated,
>>>> but Linux ports were enormously helped by the opening of the 
>>>> sources of the
>>>> Linksys Linux port (which is absent for FreeBSD) and the big number of
>>>> willing developpers (just have a look at the *number* of different 
>>>> Linux
>>>> ports to the WRT).
>>>>
>>>> The latest 6.0 release would be an excellent target, with its 
>>>> brand-new
>>>> support for WPA and virtual APs ... who volunteers ?
>>>
>>>
>>>     The Linksys WRT54g wireless router is based on a Broadcom CPU 
>>>     (derived from MIPS) and FreeBSD/mips seems to be a dead 
>>>     project :-(
>>
>>
>>
>> Indeed.  It's targeted to SGI platforms anyway.  Maybe there is a 
>> need to
>> start a new port if there is enough people interrested?
>>
>
> There has been talk of doing this in the past year from some people, but
> I don't know if it got very far.  If you're inspired, go for it!  There
> are plenty of docs on the web about how to attach a serial port header
> and bootstrap it.  And, don't underestimate the mips32 work that is
> already in the tree; it's likely a good starting point.
>
> And, it's more than just a 'coolness' factor.  I'd really like to have
> pf running on mine, that way I could rid of the clunky machine doing
> static NAT + firewall on my DSL line.  THe linux firewall capabilities
> are soooooo last century =-)
>
> Scott
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