Asuswrt-Merlin - build 3.0.0.4.266.24

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  1. lfbb

    lfbb Regular Contributor

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    3.0.0.4.266.24:
    - NEW: Report CTF (HW Acceleration) state on Sysinfo page.
    - CHANGED: Improved name resolution on traffic monitor page, now uses
    a device's hostname if it reported one.
    - CHANGED: Client List now uses our improved name resolution code,
    will overwrite names with those entered on the DHCP static
    lease page.
    - CHANGED: Updated to OpenVPN 2.3.0 and lzo 2.06.
    - FIXED: ebtables were still broken, fixed by a complete rebuild.
    - FIXED: Some OpenVPN fields rejected -1 as being valid.

    https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/blob/master/README-merlin.txt
     
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  3. guig

    guig New Around Here

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    When it will be available to download for RT-N66U?
     
  4. mikeg

    mikeg Senior Member

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    Yes , but did you not notice this . Asuswrt-Merlin - build 3.0.0.4.266.24 (xx-xxx-2013)n - Merlin has not filled out the date so let him work in peace , he
    will let us know when it is available to download.


     
  5. TonyH

    TonyH Very Senior Member

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    Do we have Merlin spokesman here?
     
  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    There is no scheduled release date for the next version yet since it's still in development. This is just a copy of the current version of the README - and not even an up-to-date one, since the latest version is still on my development machine.
     
  7. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Senior Member

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    Hopefully by the time .24 version is ready to be released the current Asus beta with updated wireless drivers will be stable and the "new" Merlin FW will have the udpated wireless drivers.
     
  8. guig

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    Is this firmware is based on brand new 3.0.0.4.321 Beta Firmware from asus.ru FTP server?
     
  9. lfbb

    lfbb Regular Contributor

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    As far as I know Merlin doesn't use beta source code.

    - lfbb
     
  10. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    There's no source code available for build 321.

    The version on which a firmware is based will always be reflected in the version. 3.0.0.4.266.24 code is based on 3.0.0.4.266. This can change at any point if Asus releases newer source code since build 24 is still not released.
     
  11. oshia86

    oshia86 Occasional Visitor

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    From the sticky

    Am I missing something? So the .23b is based on the .266 or the .264?
     
  12. RogerSC

    RogerSC Very Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure that 266.23 firmware is based on .266 source *smile*.
     
  13. RMerlin

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    266. I just forgot to update that line for 23b.
     
  14. oshia86

    oshia86 Occasional Visitor

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  15. RMerlin

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    Development has slowed down lately because since the end of the Holidays I've been really busy with work. Things are still (slowly) progressing however.

    Barring any issue arising during testing, the next release will bring a few system-level upgrades:

    • OpenVPN will be upgraded to 2.3.0. This might (in theory) add IPv6 support, however in my tests while I was able to have an IPv6 be assigned to the client, routing wasn't working at all. Unsure if it's just a configuration issue (the documentation for IPv6 and OpenVPN is still pretty scarce) or something else missing in the firmware. People who are more knowledgeable in OpenVPN will be able to experiment on their own there.
    • LZO upgraded to latest version (used for OpenVPN compression)
    • The mkfs and chkfs tools that used to be provided by Busybox have been replaced with replacements from e2fsprogs. Some people have reported random issues when using fsck on their drives, this should take care of it. The cost was about 300 KB of ROM space.
    • Busybox upgraded from 1.17.4 to 1.20.2. It seems that all patches applied by Asus came from the Oleg/WL500G project, so hopefully I should still have parity with the featureset of the heavily patched version Asus had been using. That one will require extensive testing however, so it's not guaranteed yet to remain in the final release if it turns out that some Asus patches are missing.

    I have no ETA at this point about the next release. The coming week will be another pretty busy one for me at work, so it could be a week or two before I can have something ready for public testing.
     
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  16. Tailhappy

    Tailhappy New Around Here

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    Appreciate the update RM. Keep at it; no real reason to rush it right?
     
  17. bgvaughan

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    I'd be happy to see OpenVPN with IPv6 support.
     
  18. Gingernut

    Gingernut Regular Contributor

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    A big thanks for the update Merlin, amazing how you find the energy for this project after a long hard weeks work.

    Cheers
     
  19. Sandman

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    +1

    Seriously a big thanks.
     

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