[OpenWrt-Devel] Dropping drop ifconfig/route patches
openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com
Tue Feb 16 00:39:29 EST 2016
As I still don't have working patchwork and the patchwork admin hasn't
gotten back to me on the issue, could you drop the patches from
patchwork for removing using of ifconfig/route in favour of ip.
I looked at the actual size of ifconfig/route (<5k) and concluded that
for the amount of work it is to set up a test environment needed to
adequately test that kind of change it's simply not worth the effort.
I'm mostly not working on low-level networking except to setup the
multiple vlans on real router and virtual router + routing vlan on
virtual router within the desired vlan on real router setup (that is
keep e.g. home traffic within home vlan) I have (and using the dnsmasq
changes I sent with great success for giving my disjoint networks on the
same router; the one piece I have to take the time to figure out is how
to block routing between sets of networks (e.g. guest can only talk wan
at a routing level, in addition to (at that point unnecessary for
preventing subnet-to-subnet access) firewall.
In short, making the changes is relatively straightforward, but it takes
a lot of effort to actually verify it's been done right, rather than
just tossing the changes out, and the gains don't justify the time cost.
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