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Re: [trinity-users] Re: fail2ban advice needed

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:02:12 -0400
On Saturday 27 August 2016 19:30:46 Slávek Banko wrote:

> On Sunday 28 of August 2016 01:17:45 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > dd-wrt may have additional bells and whistles.  It seems to need a
> > $70 router to have the resources to do port forwarding, customized
> > iptables rules and such.  However, it has worked so well for me that
> > I have not had the urge to try some of the $30 routers.  Competition
> > generally leads to a better, cheaper product.
> >
> > The new user would be wise to survey what is available, and for how
> > much. But first learn the lingo well enough to determine if you need
> > feature such and such.  dd-wrt is the only one I trust to not have a
> > back door in it.  Someone else will have to attest for openwrt, and
> > tomato as I have exactly zero experience with them.
> I've also previously used the dd-wrt, but after I get to know better
> OpenWRT, it became my first choice. Part of flash is available as a
> regular filesystem. Is there a proper packaging system. In short, much
> more versatile than dd-wrt.
> Anyway, when I last looked at the dd-wrt pages, so it seemed to me
> that the development already stagnant for some time.

I can't argue that point Slávek. OTOH, what can you do to it that is not 
already done so well that it Just Works(TM)?  The last attack it might 
have succumbed to had the whole Mary Ann rebuilt to guard against it in 
something on the order of 36 hours, 2+ years ago. That included the 
install bin's for several hundred routers. So BrainSlayer moved at more 
than adequate speed IMO when the money and reputation was on the table.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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