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AC68U bricked during tomato firmware attempt.

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by timonoj, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. martinr

    martinr Part of the Furniture

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    Good to know. But if you’ve now got Merlin running on the router why would you want to flash anything else? Is there some feature you need that Asus-Merlin doesn’t have?
     
  2. timonoj

    timonoj Occasional Visitor

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    Well, yeah actually. I'd like to have a proper working firewall that can block secure URLs as well as normal ones. I'm trying to block the playstation domains, and it's clearly not working. I was trying to get it done via the router, without having to spin an additional VM server just for the firewalling.
     
  3. martinr

    martinr Part of the Furniture

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    Would the installation of Skynet and/or AB-Solution not meet your needs?
     
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  4. timonoj

    timonoj Occasional Visitor

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    Uhhh never heard of them, TBH. I'm rather newbie on modified router firmwares. I'll take a look. Thanks!
     
  5. timonoj

    timonoj Occasional Visitor

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    Ok, I have a question: These scripts should install either on the JFFS or in the USB. I just got a cheapo 8GB USB stick so I don't wear out the JFSS. How should I do it in order to mount the USB permanently and install onto it?
     
  6. martinr

    martinr Part of the Furniture

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    I only installed Skynet and AB-Solution about a month ago and already I’m a bit hazy! However, I’m fairly confident in saying that the way I did it was to install thelonelycoder’s AMTM first

    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/amtm-the-snbforum-asuswrt-merlin-terminal-menu-v1-0.42415/

    And, once installed, you telnet/ssh into it and install Skynet and AB-Solution from inside AMTM. It really has been made so easy and foolproof for the user - a pleasure to use.
     
  7. timonoj

    timonoj Occasional Visitor

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    Hmmmm. So Skynet actually is an addon to the Asus firmware firewall, which already doesn't block any HTTPS website. Skynet doesn't seem to improve this. AB-Solution didn't seem to block the URLs I requested, either... My playstation downloads firmware updates the moment I turn it on :(

    Seems I'll still need to figure a way to get Tomato or similar (which I believe includes a full open source firewall).
     
  8. DonnyJohnny

    DonnyJohnny Very Senior Member

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    wrong. Skynet don't use http or https. They blocking using ipset. Meaning via IP directly. U can manually ban using domain name and it will be auto resolved into IP. It is very efficient and cause little stress to the router.

    sh /jffs/scripts/firewall ban domain google.com #This Bans the URL Specified
     
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  9. martinr

    martinr Part of the Furniture

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    Forgive the obvious question, and I don’t know enough about Skynet and AB-Solution, but did you blacklist the HTTPS sites you want to block?
     
  10. DonnyJohnny

    DonnyJohnny Very Senior Member

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    Googled.. a lots domain name u need to block. So have u done so?

    From here
    • fuk01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    • duk01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    • fus01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    • al02.cdn.update.playstation.net
    • a01.cdn.update.playstation.org.edgesuite.net
    • playstation.sony.akadns.net
    • a192.d.akamai.net
    And here
    post.net.playstation.net
    get.net.playstation.net
    fus01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    feu01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    deu01.ps4.update.playstation.net
    ps4updptl.eu.np.community.playstation.net
    tmdb.np.dl.playstation.net
    themis.dl.playstation.net
    sf.api.np.km.playstation.net
    asm.np.community.playstation.net
    artcdnsecure.ribob01.net
    api-p014.ribob01.net
    apicdn-p014.ribob01.net
    t-prof.np.community.playstation.net
    ps4updptl.eu.np.community.playstation.net
    ps4.updptl.sp-int.community.playstation.net
    ps4updptl.jp.sp-int.community.playstation.net
    ps4-eb.ww.np.dl.playstation.net
    ps4-eb.ww.np.dl.playstation.net
     
  11. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Just came across this discussion.
    To us Merlin centric folks Skynet and my script contributions are a given goodie. Other alternate firmwares may have similar projects available to use or install but I'm sure not many are so well maintained and supported by a single coder like @Adamm and myself.
    I now withdraw to my busy corner cubicle, content.
     
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