15 December 2007


PacketProtector is a Linux distribution for wireless routers, built on top of OpenWrt. The goal of this project is to transform the router into a unified threat management device.

Here's what you get:

* a stateful firewall (iptables)
* WPA/WPA2 Enterprise wireless (802.1X and PEAP with FreeRADIUS)
* intrusion prevention (Snort-inline)
* intrusion detection (Snort)
* remote access VPN (OpenVPN)
* content filtering/parental controls (DansGuardian)
* web antivirus (DG + ClamAV)
* a local certificate authority (OpenSSL)
* secure management interfaces (SSH and HTTPS)
* advanced firewall scripts for blocking IM and P2P apps
* IP spoofing prevention (Linux rp_filter)
* basic protocol anomaly detection (ipt_unclean)

Each of these services is automatically bootstrapped and configured with sensible defaults. A secure web interface makes common configuration tasks as simple as a point and click.

All you need is a Linksys WRTSL54GS or ASUS WL-500g (Deluxe or Premium) router, and a USB 2.0 drive with 100MB of free space.

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