Bug#719411: tasksel: Standard out-of-the-box configuration as a router
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Debian Installer (through tasksel) allows to tune the software for certain
specific use cases, such as Web server, Mail server, Print and SQL server, etc.
It would be very nice to have in this list the "Router" option, which will
install all the relevant packages and configure them accordingly for the
computer to become a router. It should have WiFi support and turn the computer
into an Access Point and it should also support DSL and other modems.
Motivation: there are a lot of small, low-power computers out there which are
intended for 24/7 use (see Utilite, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Olinuxino, etc).
Many of them are actually cheaper and much more powerful than todays DSL-
WiFi/Routers. So if Debian provides an easy way to configure them as
routers/AccessPoints people will get cheap and powerful routers that could be
used for a variety of other cases such as home automation, etc. Web UI/GUI for
configuration might be nice at some point but its lack should not prevent the
feature from being released.
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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii apt 0.9.7.9
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.49
ii liblocale-gettext-perl 1.05-7+b1
ii perl-base 5.14.2-21
ii tasksel-data 3.14.1
tasksel recommends no packages.
tasksel suggests no packages.
-- debconf information:
tasksel/first: desktop, print-server, standard