[clug] Debian release party at this month's CLUG?
grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Jun 7 03:38:46 GMT 2005
On 7 Jun 2005, at 12:45, Michael James wrote:
> And if Alex Satrapa wanted to do a session on flashing
> and configuring the WRT54G that would be great too.
> It'd be particularly good if it could set up VLANs.
Does anyone have a WRT54G that they want to bring along, and we can
do a WRT54G hacking session? I've got one of my own already, which
can be used for most of the demonstration. It's already been modded,
so I won't be able to demonstrate the hardest part of the whole
exercise which is convincing the hardware to accept a new ROM.
I'll have to experiment with the VLAN stuff - the software and
hardware is theoretically capable of it. The switch in the WRT54G is
a 5-port VLAN-tagging switch, and the drivers allow configuration of
the VLAN for each physical port. I simply haven't hacked with these
Setting up a WoW firewall is something I probably need to do for
myself anyway. I'll bring along my (dented) PowerBook G4 running WoW,
and show how to set up the network so that the WoW patch client works
properly, and then we can explore setting it up so that WoW won't
work at all. I've even got a couple of ideas for "try this, bypass it
like so, then lock that hole down, then bypass it like so..."
Any more ideas about what people would like to see covered? OpenWRT
has a firehol package available, so I'll introduce you all to what I
think is the best (bar none) iptables wrapper in the world. Bring
along your wired/wireless PCs and Laptops, WRT54Gs, and we'll see
what we can do about hacking upon Linux' advanced routing abilities.
So a plan could be:
- WRT54G basics (10 min)
- Demonstrate uploading custom firmware to a virgin WRT54G
(that's the hard part - getting hold of a WRT54G that
hasn't already been modded, but is moddable)
- Demonstrate uploading revised firmware to a hacked WRT54G
- Show modded WRT54G with RS-232 serial port communicating to
- Linux Firewalling (30min)
- Explore network usage of an application (World of Warcraft),
figure out how to control its Internet access
- Advanced Linux Routing (however long people can focus for ;)
- Explore VLAN tagging capabilities of WRT54G
- Set up sample Red/Orange + Jade/Lime/Sage network
- Experiment with traffic shaping (eg: prioritising SSH over
telnet over FTP over HTTP)
Does anyone have cool Linux advanced routing tricks that we could
show off on this hardware?
PS: is anyone still interested in my old Samba+LDAP notes? I
unfortunately let that project ... umm... fall between the cushions
on the couch. Yes, that's it. But I've suddenly got a free night
ahead of me (gf going back to her country place for the week and WoW
servers are down for extended maintenance from 8pm tonight till 4am
tomorrow). I will prepare a static HTML version and publish that on
my .Mac account for interested parties to download to their heart's
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