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    Entware Has anyone installed Python 3.x via Entware on Merlin?

    My apologies, I know this is an Asus-Wireless forum. However, I'm not sure where else to ask this question. I am curious if anyone here has installed Python 3.x via Entware on Merlin. Would an RT-AC5300 be able to comfortably handle running something like fail2ban? Thanks (and sorry again...
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    @ColinTaylor Your suggestion worked perfectly. It was exactly what I wanted. Thank you for the great support in this community. Heck, even RMerlin chimed in to help.
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    I think I found out why it wasn't working. You clearly told me earlier, "In which case you need to use the FORWARD chain rather than the INPUT chain". I didn't realize what you meant until I saw your example code. I had changed -A to -I only. I should know if this was effective by tomorrow...
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    Thanks @Huib , I was hoping adding the drop rules from the previous post to do what I want.. since it was relatively simple to do. However, it didn't seem to have any affect after restarting the firewall. @ColinTaylor, my apologies if I misunderstood what you were saying previously. But...
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    I forward port 80/443 to my web server PC running nginx. I prefer to stop the traffic at the firewall (before even reaching my web server). Previously, I was DENYing the CIDR via Nginx config.
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    Thanks. My intention is to block specific incoming unsolicited traffic from reaching my webserver via port forwarding. EDIT: I'm curious why would -I work in this case, but not -A?
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    Assistance to create a script that blocks inbound CIDRs via iptables

    I have very limited experience with Linux. I was hoping someone could assist me to create a script that will update iptables (to block a few incoming CIDRs). I already have a script called, /jffs/scripts/services-start which is executed when my router boots up. Could someone please assist...
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    External DNS CNAME records takes precedence over LAN SMB hostnames :-(

    Thank for explaining. Actually, the domain name for my LAN was (and still is) SUPER.NET. I didn't need to change that. That wasn't the issue. I've kept the same SMB workgroup name (with a dot) for over 30 years on all my LAN configs... dots are valid characters for SMB workgroup names...
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    External DNS CNAME records takes precedence over LAN SMB hostnames :-(

    If the below fictitious information was true: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ASUS router's Internet DNS CNAMES: SUPER.NET (202.51.34.133)...
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    Almost there.. need a little help with custom DDNS script

    Update. I got it working. I had done everything perfectly before. Except, I had created the ddns-start using a tool like, "WinSCP". I had to follow the instructions in the link below to create the file using CAT... then, pasting the contents in the file.. and finally adding execute...
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    Almost there.. need a little help with custom DDNS script

    I'm using the provided DigitalOcean script here: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin.ng/wiki/DDNS-Sample-Scripts#digitalocean Only changing: ACCESS_TOKEN="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" DOMAIN="website.com" RECORD_ID="xxxxxxxxx" I've set the...
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    Not getting gigabit Internet on AC5300 (Merlin) - Enable Hardware Flow Acceleration (Level 2) ?

    The NIC already connects negotiates a 1GB/Full duplex connection automatically on that PC, otherwise, the PC wouldn't be able to receive SMB file transfers at 1Gbps. I did explicitly set the NIC to 1GB/Full duplex, but it didn't make any difference. Thanks though.
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    Not getting gigabit Internet on AC5300 (Merlin) - Enable Hardware Flow Acceleration (Level 2) ?

    Unfortunately No. I even tried a full power-reset of both the router and that PC. I also booted that PC with Linux, still the same speed for Internet download.
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    Not getting gigabit Internet on AC5300 (Merlin) - Enable Hardware Flow Acceleration (Level 2) ?

    UPDATE: I don't know if this makes any difference to my case but... It looks like one of my PC's DOES have 1Gbps download speed. My other PC is still stuck at 350Mbps download speed though. However, it still can do SMB file transfers at 1Gbps, but not Internet downloads.
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    Not getting gigabit Internet on AC5300 (Merlin) - Enable Hardware Flow Acceleration (Level 2) ?

    Thanks for the tip. I had actually tried that. Unfortunately, it didnt make any difference.
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