Eug on 24 Sep 2004 16:59:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Linksys and DSL

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Doug Crompton wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Eug wrote:
>>Doug Crompton wrote:
>>>Yes it was. This is the non-wireless version of that and it too is
>>>linux based. The GPL code is downloadable at the Linksys website.
>>This statement is not true. I challenge you to point to the exact
>>location where you can download the "linux sources" for the
>>BEFSR41. It's not listed ANYWHERE on
> Yes, I was mistaken on that. I thought I saw the GPL link but it
> must have been at the WRT54 page. There are a number of links that
> elude to it being Linux based but nothing has been released.
> A Linux How-to on the BEFSR41 can be found at:
> tml

Yup, there is that fine piece written by ESR, but the Revision
History states, "This HOWTO gives hints and tips for managing Linksys
routers from a Linux system, including the firmware upgrade
procedure," and even the "Modding and reverse engineering" section
mentions nothing about the BEFSR41 running linux.

Now don't get me wrong, as an owner of one of these (a v.2 revision
1.1), I'd love it if it were possible. It hasn't been done yet. I've
searched high and low. I'd love to be proven wrong.

My chief issue, however, is that since the mailinglist archives are
googleable, that this will get someone excited about something that
may not even be logistically possible. Maybe it is possible; maybe
what is needed is someone to google it, read this message and say, "I
wonder if I can pull it off..."

<returning the Devils Advocate (TM) pitchfork to Gabe> ;)

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