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Is the info on Tomato in wikipedia reliable?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jbesclapez, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. jbesclapez

    jbesclapez Serious Server Member

    Dear Developers,

    I am new at tomato, coming from DDWRT. So far, I love it and would like to thank you for your fantastic job. You are so many talented developers working on this project that sometime, for noobs and basic users like me, it can be complicated to choose a Tomato distribution. Here is what made me choose :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)

    But is this info reliable? Do you guys update it?
    To be honest -and maybe sound simple- the info on wikipedia is the only reason why i chose the shabby firmware....

    Thanks again to all dev!
     
  2. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    The entire point of Wikipedia is to provide articles on subjects which ANYONE can edit. Including you. I've edited the Tomato wikipedia article before, sure. I've also edited articles on Randy Savage, and on Chinese history (Han dynasty specifically). The articles are as reliable as you, or anyone else, makes them. This is what's called a "collaborative effort" on behalf of the entire human race.

    So what am I saying? I'm saying that you have the power to edit the article and fix what isn't accurate. Everyone has this power. But the article is not the "source of truth" as far as official documentation goes. The only official documentation is that from Jonathan Zarate, the original author of Tomato:

    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato
    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq

    He also references this on his site:

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Tomato_Firmware

    There is no "official" documentation otherwise. But like I said, you have the power to edit Wikipedia, so have fun!
     
  3. jbesclapez

    jbesclapez Serious Server Member

    Thanks koitsu! Good to hear that you are active in wikipedia... I am a big user of that knowledge thing, but I dont know a lot of things so I dont know how I could publish thing myself. So many people who know nothing do it... Sad but true!
    I also have no knowledge of firmwares and they are so many different firmwares and no way to compair them easily... the attempt from the person who did that in wikipedia is really good in my opinion. But is it good in quality? No idea :)
    I was just thinking that in this website we could have an easy compair list of all the firmwares coz i presume that 70% of them are nearly same... it is just a guess..
    Thanks for your time koitsu!
     
  4. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    I consider myself the primary maintainer of the Feature comparison table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)#Feature_comparison). I ask every now and then if there are missing feature to the primary developers (Victek, Toastman, Shibby, Teaman). I think the table is updated enough but if anyone knows more is welcome to add and update.
     
  5. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    I think Tomato's wikipedia is reliable, because if somthing fake happens all of us control it and then we rectify it and post it here.
    Personally now I am using shibby's for my RT-N16 , but depending my needs -see my signature- and router i switch mods, you may choose different flavours depending your needs, which i most tested/used are Raf, Toastman and Shibby. All of them are great and always updated and discused here.
    just my 2 cts.
     
  6. jbesclapez

    jbesclapez Serious Server Member

    Brilliant guys. Really!! I love this community so far... (Only here for few days but active :))

    PS: I have a question pending since thrusday:(, could some guide me plz!
     
  7. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Hi jbesclapez, i think Eahm answered your questions, and about your presumtion, different Tomato mods at first sight to a not familiar person could look similar because don't forget that as it name says the firmeware is Tomato, firstly build by Jonathan Zarate http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
    here you have the different mods and their authors, they surged spontaneusly and fortunatelly they offer their work to us, hope this could help you:

    USB support integration and GUI,
    IPv6 support,
    Linux kernel 2.6.22.19 and Broadcom Wireless Driver 5.10.147.0 updates,
    support for additional router models, dual-band and Wireless-N mode.
    Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Fedor Kozhevnikov, Ray Van Tassle, Wes Campaigne
    http://www.tomatousb.org

    OpenVPN integration and GUI,
    Copyright (C) 2010 Keith Moyer,
    tomatovpn@keithmoyer.com

    "Shibby" features:
    - Custom log file path
    - SD-idle tool integration for kernel 2.6
    - 3G Modem support (big thanks for @LDevil)
    - SNMP integration and GUI
    - DNScrypt-proxy 1.0 integration and GUI
    Copyright (C) 2011 MichaƂ Rupental
    http://openlinksys.info

    "JYAvenard" Features:
    - OpenVPN enhancements & username/password only authentication
    - PPTP VPN Client integration and GUI
    Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Jean-Yves Avenard
    jean-yves@avenard.org

    "Victek" features:
    - Extended Sysinfo
    - HFS / HFS+ filesystem integration
    Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Ofer Chen & Vicente Soriano
    http://victek.is-a-geek.com

    "Teaman" features:
    - QOS-detailed & ctrate filters
    - Realtime bandwidth monitoring of LAN clients
    - Static ARP binding
    - VLAN administration GUI
    - Multiple LAN support integration and GUI
    - Multiple/virtual SSID support (experimental)
    - UDPxy integration and GUI
    - PPTP Server integration and GUI
    Copyright (C) 2011 Augusto Bott
    Tomato-sdhc-vlan Homepage

    "Toastman" features:
    - Configurable QOS class names
    - Comprehensive QOS rule examples set by default
    Copyright (C) 2011 Toastman
    Using QoS - Tutorial and discussion

    "Victek/PrinceAMD/Phykris/Shibby" feature:
    - Revised IP/MAC Bandwidth Limiter
     

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