I've got several alix 2d13 boards. Rock solid. They run OpenWRT extremely well. A little light on memory for anything else. pfSense will run but the OS timers are not fast enough to do decent QoS on it. On Linux it smokes.
This is not an "Apple" problem. This is a Bonjour protocol implementation detail. It's for local subnets, it's broadcast based, and uses multicast. You should look into wide-area discovery, this link, http://www.dns-sd.org , has some information on it.
Or...you know...you could just have one...
Of course it doesn't. If you change it to 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 then you aren't using OpenDNS any longer. You can either:
1. stop users from changing the DNS servers on the PC
2. block requests to unknown DNS servers from getting out to the internet. i don't know if you router can do that.
Those look like management settings to me. So, a "dumb switch" like this could use DNS to:
1. check for software updates
2. use for NTP server sync
3. any number of other management related tasks
It wouldn't use any DNS to do anything regarding actually switching traffic.
To me this is no different than anything else I do with my card on a daily basis. All the gas pumps and other swipers I run the card through are no more or less secure. Not to mention the dozen or so websites that have it and the waiters that take it at restaurants, etc. Any of those is an...
Honestly you'd probably have better luck using OpenWRT at home over a Cisco widget. I used an 871 for years at home. It simply isn't a great home router. The DHCP server is mediocre at best, the DNS resolver does only the most basic functions, it does VPN, AnyConnect and IPsec, but those clients...
Except no one actually does that if they aren't doing something they shouldn't be.
"Oh sure, let me push all my torrent traffic through a VPN so I can get slower transfer rates, waste my money, AND deal with the hassle of configuring the VPN client just for shits and grins." - said no one ever.
I studied 3 - 4 hours a day, every day, for 3 months. When I got close to the lab, as in within 3 weeks, I did full lab run throughs starting at 2pm and going until I configured everything possible every weekend.
Just use the phone option. It's an automated system. You type in 6 or 8 blocks of numbers, it asks you how many PCs the copy is installed on, you answer, and it reads you back a bunch more blocks of numbers. Takes 5 minutes.
It won't automatically upgrade. You'd need to download a new image and upload it yourself. Upgrades will keep your settings though. Use the "sysupgrade" images if you do an upgrade. The "factory" image is only for going from the Netgear firmware to OpenWRT.
If you're savvy you can compile your...
The default image comes with CLI interface only. To install Luci:
1. telnet to the router, 192.168.1.1. There's no password initially.
2. opkg update
3. opkg install luci-ssl
4. /etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
When it comes back up you should be able to get the webUI via...
I'm pretty sure there's newer versions listed later on in the thread. Don't read just the first post.
Anyway, if you want the latest trunk build you can pick it up from here:
The file you want for upgrading from the Netgear firmware is one...
OpenWRT is top notch. Use the trunk version, there's a lot of wireless fixes and such in there. It's really quite stable. I use it on an alix 2D13 for my main router and also on a WNDR3800 acting as an AP. There's a full featured community build for the 3700 here...
The policy block-list is a pain in the ass. If you're hosting locally the best bet is to relay through your ISP's SMTP server. The PBL contains static / dynamic IPs for a bunch of service providers, even if their TOS doesn't prohibit servers (i.e. TWC). It's just easier to use the ISP's SMTP...
Good to see some other folks using it as well. I do have SPF turned on to go along with it. Though, I have to route all my outgoing email through my ISP's SMTP server. I simply added their server as the SPF record.
Just spend a couple hours figuring out DKIM integration on my OSX Mountain Lion mail server. It was relatively easy to setup. I got the DNS records in place and all that is looking good. It makes me wonder though, how many folks running mail servers are actually signing things with DKIM?
Same here. I ported my home number from AT&T ages ago. It routes directly to my ATA, no PBX required. I was using a Linksys SPA2102 but it died on Saturday. A new ObiHai 202 showed up today and now I'm using that.
Just wanted to follow up on this thread. I contacted Corsair and they replaced the noisy fan with no questions asked. Top notch service!
Also, my Noctua NF-A14 PWMs showed up and the performance is great. As good or better than the stock Corsair fans with a lot less noise. Highly recommended!