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JDB

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Wow, I haven’t checked the wiki for a while, it’s grown massively since I last did.
I have a couple of things I regularly help people configure so will add them there I think!


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RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Hopefully this post inspires a similar quest for higher signal-to-noise ratios in everyone who comes here seeking:

Whomever wrote this page https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin.ng/wiki/IPv6-tunnelling is very kind.

I was happy to find my questions answered by poking around on the wiki when my search terms for this forum's tools came up confusing more than helpful (that's a me thing, not a critcism!!)

In general, forum search engines suck, especially when you need to search for a short term like "ipv6". I recommend using Google for forum searches, using that format (as an example):

Code:
site:snbforums.com IPv6 tunnel

The site parameter lets you limit search results to a specific site.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Open-source projects are often lacking in documentation. Forums are great place to ask questions, but they are often not doing a good job at exposing important information on how to configure or manage something (this is simply a limitation of the medium, not any forum's fault). You have to rely on search engines, or sticky posts (and I have to limit the number of sticky posts, otherwise everyone would just skip over them if they are too many of them).

That's why early on I started setting up a Wiki with a clear structure, which encouraged other contributors to add their own articles to it. These contributors are providing the bulk of the content now, I only maintain the pages related to firmware features that may change, like when I implement a new user script.

Funny story: back in 2013 (I believe) when I set out to implement OpenVPN support, I was basing my work on Tomato's own implementation. While I had to rewrite the webui portion from scratch, I still decided to keep the same settings as Tomato, because I didn't feel like documenting everything on my own, and "people will be able to refer to Tomato-related documentation to know how to configure things up". Nowadays, most of the large VPN providers supply documentation explicitly for Asuswrt-Merlin. Things sure have changed over the course of 6 years.
 

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