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2008-08-12 17:16:36.487498+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Apologies for my absence, Friday night I went down to LA for a pre-SIGGRAPH get-together, arrived home late Sunday evening, spent all day yesterday in a client meeting. On Friday, right before I got on the train, we figured out that Windows problem I was bitching about, it was like a great mystery story, where everything came together at the last minute, and the realization that one DLL was loading another DLL in its initialization functions, and where that initialization was being called from had implicitly changed, and that the second DLL was only installed and available in the Windows system directories if a device had been plugged in and the USB driver initialization routines had been allowed to run all the way through came in one blinding flash with enough time that I could comfortably walk down to where the Amtrak bus stops in Petaluma.

Today I'm playing with embedded devices and JTAG programming systems, and trying to get my 2Wire cheesy DSL modem/router to deal with multiple public interfaces and a private address that hasn't been assigned via DSL to help out a friend who had been using Comcast, but given that they're now semi-randomly blocking ports and dropping packets needed another set of solutions for some stuff he was doing.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-13 10:57:40.974737+00 by: radix

Have a look into openwrt. You can get a lot more out of a consumer routing device with it. Not sure if you're particular 2wire has been hacked yet, but the linksys wrt54g is widely available and completely hacked (check wikipedia for the version to memory(both volatile and flash) information). I bought a wrt54g off ebay just to play/hack with (its shows up today).