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LR101 achieves first release

Jan 26, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

The LR101 Linux Router project has achieved its first release, after more than six months of work. LR101 aims to build a VPN router supporting all major routing protocols on a standardized hardware platform based on VIA mini-ITX motherboards running embedded Linux. The initial release includes configuration interfaces, add-ons, and extensions.

According to LR101 Project Manager Bruno-Alexander Leonhardt, response to the project announcement has been great. The first release happened almost on schedule, and supports:

  • Internet connection via static IP, DHCP, PPPoE, PPtP, or ISDN
  • TCP/IP routing, TCP/IP policy routing, IP/GRE tunneling, IP/IP tunneling, BGP and OSPF routing (with Zebra enabled)
  • Easy IPtables/netfilter firewall rules interface, pre-defined rules, automatic basic-rule creation, SourceNAT, DestinationNAT, masquerading, and automatic application of Dyn-IP kernel patch
  • IPSec VPN based on SuperFreeS/WAN with configuration interface, dynamic restart, 3DES encryption, PSK authentication, and manual configuration possible with RSA, X.509, concurrent VPNs, and special parameters such as IKE lifetime
  • LR101 ISP/VPN failover with 1-minute watchdog timer, failover-interface or failover-gateway
  • Logging through syslog, including remote logging and local logs deletion every 30 min.
  • Administration interface through console or SSH from internal network or tunneled network

The project is currently seeking a Java developer to work on a Web or Java client configuration interface. Future releases also target new features including:

  • HTTP/FTP proxy
  • SMTP/POP proxy
  • SOCKS proxy
  • DNS proxy
  • Traffic shaper (QoS)

More information about the project, which is not related to the now defunct Linux Router Project, can be found here.

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