My Linksys WRT54G wired/wireless router arrived today. The first thing I did after unpacking it was install the Sveasoft firmware on it. The WRT54G is actually a tiny embedded Linux box, so the software it runs is available for people to modify and enhance. The Sveasoft firmware adds a ton of features not present in the official Linksys firmware. After that was done, I reconfigured my PIX 501 to sit behind the Linksys, and got the hardware VPN connection to the office working again.
This is all prep work for when my new iBook (G4/800/640M/30G/12.1″/Airport Extreme) arrives tomorrow. This weekend I think I’ll go wardriving and look around the neighborhood for open access points.
“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials