Quoting ST (email@example.com): > 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. Hello, The suggestion is interesting, however, it lacks the mention of the packages you would consider as needed. Please notice that tasksel itself is only a convenient way to install some related packages, not really to configure them for specific needs. So, what it can do is only installing what you would consider as needed for a "router". On the other hand, what you're suggesting seems somehow relevant to the "FreedomBox" idea and may better belong to packages provided inside this project.
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