L7 Layer template in Tomato FW

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Elfew, Aug 18, 2013.


What to do with L7 layers in Tomato FW?

  1. Delete them from Tomato

  2. Update L7 layer templates

  3. Leave them untouched

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  1. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    L7 layer templates are outdated in Tomato FW... over 97% of them are not working anymore... so the question is what to do with them?

    I think it is useles. It takes a lot of time to update them or keep them updated. So tell me what is your opinion.

    Victek wrote me:
    Is there anybody who can update them or use them now?

    Thank you!
  2. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    Maybe you didn't know but the QoS-system makes use of some of those L7-filters. The ones that are being used in the default config work pretty well.

    As far as I know there are other possibilities to substitute the L7-system. So if this system gets kicked out of Tomato, we probably need something else. Meaning someone would have to invest some time and effort.

    The rest of those filters might be outdated. Some of them are, some of them are not. I don't know exactly. How do you know that 97% are outdated?
  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    The L7 project had a huge number of filters that aren't needed because port-based rules are adequate for those specific types of traffic. Those aren't used in the Tomato QoS.

    They also had a bunch of filters under development that didn't work when the project was abandoned. Those aren't in the Tomato QoS either.

    The ones currently in Tomato QoS are there because there isn't a better option at the moment.

    Tomato only uses a couple of the L7 filters - the ones that work.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2013
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