Variable-Length Subnet Mask

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by SAPo57, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    Why can't some real good 3rd party firmwares have more sophisticated router configurations like using VLSM's for PPP WAN links or small networks that rely on public IP addresses. And also, why doesn't any moderator ever think of adding more advanced "classful" and "classless" routing protocols.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I have no idea what firmware you are using or what devices you have but both linksys routers i own have vlsm capability. Though the average home user will never need to use anything other then a default /24 mask. As a matter of fact unless you are running some really funky internal setup with multiple public facing IP's there there is not need as nat can handle most any function you will need. And if this is the case there are many other single devices you can use that can handle the route segregation in a single multi interface unit rather then try to do the same thing with multiple routers and switches.
  3. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    I don't really like using NAT because of routing latency and port issues. Until IPv6 establishes completely on the Net, NAT wouldn't be used as much or anymore (except for schools and home users).

    What are the linksys routers that you have?


  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    You're going to be waiting a long time before all this happens at the $50 consumer level. Most folks will never need or understand it. And making it all work in the limited hardware and other constraints not to mention the limited audience (especially if they don't contribute code) is another dream. People that need the complicated setups already do it either by spending the money on products or they build it themselves. Build a *nix box with all the routing complexities you want. You can do that now.
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