[Dshield] Recommendation for home router

Johannes B. Ullrich jullrich at sans.org
Mon Feb 13 17:53:06 GMT 2006

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Home routers typically do not allow for "real secure" remote
administration. Some use https, but the certificate is 'fixed' (=same
for all routers from the particular maker).

If you are willing to experiment a bit, the cheapest option is one of
the Linksys routers which run on linux. In these cases you can install
an alternate firmware and use ssh for remote administration.

Wes S wrote:
> I have a question on routers for the home network.  I have a DL-604 
> but I'm not all that impressed with it.  It seems to work fine but it 
> seems a bit limited.
> It has the ability to get to it remotely via the web using IE or 
> Mozilla but I can't use lynx from my shell account.  The session is 
> http vs https.
> I can only use one trusted foreign IP for management.
> Logging is via sending email vs being able to use syslog.  
> There are other limitations but I figure you get my drift.
> Any suggestions for a better home router?
> Thanks,
> Wes S
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