[LEDE-DEV] [PATCH] BT Home Hub 5A: configure Red Ethernet as DMZ interface (FS#490) and fix Red Ethernet switch port (FS#390)

Mathias Kresin dev at kresin.me
Sun Feb 12 23:27:39 PST 2017

12.02.2017 17:40, Mauro Mozzarelli:
> You are correct that the name does not matter, however if we have
> routers already configured to associate the xDSL or Ethernet to WAN,
> when we flash the new firmware we will have to reconfigure them to
> rename the device. This is all good if the routers are physically there,
> but when the routers are in remote unmanaged locations (like I have) it
> becomes a problem. Renaming the interface is a small thing, but it will
> impact many end users. I advocate to maintain WAN for xDSL out of my use
> case interest and also because personally I think an xDSL is truly a WAN
> interface whilst an Ethernet can be anything.

Please keep in mind that your existing config is not touched and the wan 
network still exists with my patches applied. I fail to see how it 
should break existing xDSL configs.

But you are right, the ethernet wan config will most likely not work any 
longer for people who managed to workaround all the outlined issues. But 
the same applies to your patch, since you are moving the ethernet wan 
from eth1 to eth0 as well. Lets hope that only the minority of the uses 
managed to configure a working ethernet wan.


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