OpenWRT is a free open source Linux based operating system aimed at networking
Every time the system is upgraded to a newer version using the so called
image every package the user manually installed gets lost; this makes the upgrade process
very tedious especially if one does not properly write down all the customization he has made.
I don’t use many custom packages but QoS, DNS-over-HTTPS, USB support and vnstat are must have.
Securing LuCI with HTTPS
luci-app-uhttpd and restart uhttpd with
Mount points can be specified from LuCI’s menu
Mount Points; in case the drive is a flash drive it probably is a good idea to specify
noatime in the advanced mount options.
vnStat temp files target path can be configured by editing the following file:
$ vi language=/etc/vnstat.con DatabaseDir "/mnt/usb/vnstat"
Wake on LAN
To send magic packets use the following command:
# replace ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff with a wake-on-LAN enabled server NIC MAC address # etherwake -b -i br-lan ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
DNS over HTTPS
Navigate to LuCI -> Network -> DHCP and DNS to configure Dnsmasq.
Navigate to LuCI -> Services -> HTTPS DNS Proxy to configure https-dns-proxy.