[PATCH 1/2] realtek: Use firewall4

Raylynn Knight rayknight at me.com
Wed Mar 2 22:24:53 PST 2022

> On Mar 1, 2022, at 4:11 PM, Daniel Golle <daniel at makrotopia.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2022 at 09:51:32PM +0100, Bjørn Mork wrote:
>> Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz> writes:
>>> Sander Vanheule <sander at svanheule.net> [2022-02-28 23:00:34]:
>>>> I wonder if it doesn't make more sense to drop the firewall package from the
>>>> default now, since there is only one interface, unless there is a different
>>>> reason to keep the firewall.
>>> 1. consistency
>> With what exactly?  It's a switch. It doesn't need router specific
>> software.
> We may need to add a 'switch' DEVICE_TYPE in include/target.mk
> selecting packages relevant for this class of devices.
> ('bridge' or 'ip-full', 'ethtool', ...)
>>> 2. supporting more common use cases out of the box
>> It's just bloat.  The flash size is small on many of these devices.
> It's rather the very limited performance of the CPU and Ethernet MAC
> used for the CPU port which makes me disregard those (layer-2)
> switches being used for anything else than that.
>>> 3. wider testing audience of core networking components
>> The firewall package is tested on most devices. This should be enough.
>> I'm with Sander.  Please drop the firewall package.  Not sure how useful
>> dnsmasq and odhcpd-ipv6only are either? Why would I want those on my
>> switch? It's not a router, DNS server or DHCP server.
> Exactly. I fully agree, none of those packages make much sense on this
> class of devices and all of them should be dropped from default
> installations. Obviously users may still install them if they really
> want their switch to act as DHCP server and/or caching DNS resolver.
For consistency this should be applied to other switches already supported by OpenWrt.
I am aware of a couple of non-realtek switches already supported:

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 5XP
Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 8XP


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