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SonicWall OS

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by bacalhau, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. bacalhau

    bacalhau Network Guru Member

    This is probably not the best place to make this post but since among all the other firmware flavors i've chosen dd-wrt for my WRT54G, maybe it can somehow contribute with some ideas to make dd-wrt even better.
    I've just ran into SonicWALL's SonicOS online demo and altough it doesn't like Firefox as much as me, i really, really, really liked most of what i saw. I could only dream this (or a subset of it) was possible to achieve with my WRT54G and it's generous 16MB of RAM :)

    check it out at: https://sonicos2e.demo.sonicwall.com/main.html

    just felt the need to share :)
     
  2. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    I think your asking for alittle too much!
     
  3. bacalhau

    bacalhau Network Guru Member

    Maybe... but there is one thing that might do a big diference. I've seen people complaing about not having enough port forwarding fields. The solution that SonicOS developers implemented for this issue is IMHO the best choice. The interface shows you a list os mappings and presents you with add/remove buttons.
    This is just one example of what could be done in a better way even with our CPU/memory limitations. And as proof, you can already see add/remove buttons in other sections of our web interface, like in the QoS section, so it is not impossible to do. Additionaly the interface would gain on coherence.
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Going with a more dynamic layout sure would help getting rid of any hardcoded limit in the number of allowed ports. The DLink routers for instance do that: they show existing rules, and below that has one single empty area where you can enter a new entry, and click on "Add" to add it to the existing list.

    This would probably require rewriting the whole HTML interface. I suspect this could be doable.

    The current UI suffers from having all kind of totally unrelated features grouped on one single page (Administration). All options should be regrouped in a new layout IMHO.

    Thanks to the smbfs mount this should make it easier to develop such an interface, as it wouldn't require a firmware recompile everytime something gets changed.
     
  5. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    BTW, there seems to be a prototype for a new web interface here:

    http://brainslayer.braincontrol.org/


    I think this is a pretty good start :) Brainslayer, is this still being worked on, or has development on this prototype been dropped?


    EDIT:
    I grabbed the files from Brainslayer's site and installed them in the SMB share. Works fine, this means developping a new web interface will be pretty trivial, as you can access the new page over the SMB share :) Demonstration here:

    http://www.lostrealm.ca/temp/newweb.PNG

    I think I'm going to do some HTML design in my spare time :)
     
  6. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    if the web interface files do all get moved to the writable file system then I am probably going to write a few changes in them my self, up till now the only way to make such changes would have been to recompile the whole image. This will make it much easier.
     
  7. tl511

    tl511 Network Guru Member

    I really wish that we could have the entire / mount writeable as it is with OpenWRT, only with the web interface of DD-WRT or a new one for that matter. I guess if this ever happened we could have many different new web interfaces to choose from.
     
  8. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    hello? use samba. its the easiest way to edit and view them at the same time
     
  9. bora18t

    bora18t Guest

    Don't think that is possible to do it.
     
  10. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    [/quote]hello? use samba. its the easiest way to edit and view them at the same time
     
  11. zgamer

    zgamer Network Guru Member

    Out of all the functionality the sonicwall os has the only functionality that I would like to see added at somepoint would be the firewall ruleset editing.
     
  12. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    that si why we have iptables or fwbuider
     

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