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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] knemo - patch to change default backend from 'Nettools' to 'Sys'

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:17:22 -0700 (PDT)
> The local machine would need to be the gateway router in
> order to be authoritative on traffic source/destination.  This is a
> corner case that probably should not be handled by TDE, as it is a rather
> stupid idea to run a GUI on your main gateway/firewall machines for
> security reasons.

I remember years ago when I added my second computer. Good noob years as I started learning more about so many things computer related.

My choice then was to configure my primary machine as my gateway. Simple ip forwarding. I ran iptables on both machines. No set top router entered this picture for a long while thereafter. In that picture, the primary system was a desktop too.

In the past many years a common question I see is how to configure two computers as I described. Lots of people using old hardware and hand-me-downs and can't afford a set top router. Many lack experience and skills to configure a set top router or install improved firmware.

Many ISPs today impose bandwidth caps. Knemo on a gateway desktop can't provide the details users need to monitor those limits.

KNemo could fill those needs.

Corner case? Possibly.

Not demanding. Just talking out loud. :)