[CentOS] CentOS or other Linux Internet Router/Gateway

Mon Aug 23 00:22:59 UTC 2010
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

  On 8/22/2010 8:11 PM, Michael Semcheski wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Robert Heller<heller at deepsoft.com>  wrote:
>> Your Linksys router IS a simple 32-bit computer running Linux (typicall
>> an ARM processor, not really any faster than a PIII, probably slower
>> actually). A PIII has more than enough processing power to function as a
>> router, DNS, and DHCP server.  And probably as a proxy server too.  The
>> proxy server's limitations would mostly be a matter of fast enough disk
>> access, partitularly if it was set up as a caching proxy server.
> For what its worth, most Linksys routers these days run VxWorks, not
> an embedded Linux.  (Apparently they can put 8MB or so less RAM in
> them with VxWorks.)
> Another option you could try is to set up your own DNS server (if you
> install your own firmware onto that Linksys router you can probably do
> this.)  Then, you can whitelist specific DNS domains, e.g. google.com,
> wikipedia.org, etc.  (I won't even suggest you try to come up with a
> comprehensive list of domains to blacklist.)  Everything else can be
> redirected to  The advantage of this is its simpler and
> very powerful.  The downside is you'll be blocking access to a fair
> number of legitimate sites (but probably not as many as you'd think.)
> _______________________________________________
> CentOS mailing list
> CentOS at centos.org
> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
Look into buffalo tech.  their higher end "n" routers run dd-wrt which 
IS Linux based.