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Google’s Secret 10GbE Switch, My Wishes

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Nov. 22nd, 2007 | 03:14 am

My RSS reader just spit out an article on Google creating its own switches:
http://www.nyquistcapital.com/2007/11/16/googles-secret-10gbe-switch/

I've been hearing rumors about this for a while, and I am left completed unsurprised by it. From hacking with the Linksys WRTG-54 for the last couple of years I have realized that I wanted to do something similar. While I have a nice HP switch that I am using, it pales in comparison feature wise to what I have in the DD-WRT units that I use. I would like to replace the HP switch with a new switch running DD-WRT but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Trying to get 48 ports into a single piece of commodity hardware just does not seem to be viable. No one builds the hardware, and I am not interested in doing this with multiple computers. To make it really interesting for me, I would want all of the ports to be 1gig at this time (my HP has some 1 gig, but most are just 10/100). The only thing close I have ever found hardware wise is this:
http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10909

No where near enough ports.

There are a number of little kernel based proxies I could write if I could get an open routing platform to develop on. There are many things that could be done if a switch was aware of the MySQL protocol :)

BTW you should check out the new graph support in the latest DD-WRT:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php

Knowing that Buffalo is going to be making use of DD-WRT pretty much tells me who I will be buying my next batch of wireless routers from.

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awfief

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from: awfief
date: Nov. 22nd, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
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http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WRT54G-Ultimate-Hacking-Asadoorian/dp/1597491667

You have seen "Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking" by Paul Asadoorian, Larry Pesce -- right? (www.pauldotcom.com is a great security podcast)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Nov. 22nd, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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These are great for a number of applications... but not enough ports :(

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awfief

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from: awfief
date: Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
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Certainly, I grokked that from your post.

Or rather, I'm assuming you mean the Linksys WRT54G doesn't have enough ports.

My comment mentioned a book about said router, which involved hacks therein. Unless you're saying the book doesn't have enough ports.... ;)

Seriously, though, have you seen/read the book? It might have some different ways of hacking than you know of....

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El JoPe Magnífico

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from: jope
date: Nov. 22nd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
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There are many things that could be done if a switch was aware of the MySQL protocol :)

I've been meaning for some time to ask you about exactly this...

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Nov. 22nd, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Come find me some evening/afternoon for tea and we can go over it. Basically though it should be possible to do a couple of neat things.

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