On Sun, 08 May 2005, Paul Jakma wrote:
> It mostly seems to be Linux, but that's not enough to go on. Could be a
> BSD derivative or some other embedded OS (most of which are not
> completely un-unixish, eg VxWorks).
I see. Didn't know about VxWorks.
> > nmap can make a guess at the OS. I guess I can look at the headers
> > from it's little webserver.
>> nmap -O?
Exactly, but I'd be rather surprised if it had a fingerprint for a router
> You really to find the firmware though.
Yes and there's no sign of it on the website.
> >I've heard of people using strings on the firmware
>> That wont always help, eg if its using Squashfs or some such. (Or if its
> compressed). Trick then is to look through it for the appropriate magic
> (eg gzip, bzip, squashfs, romfs, etc..).
> Get thee thy hands on the firmware, somehow.
I think I have it. Linked off this page:
I unzipped it and had a quick look at TEMP.DLF. The first piece of it
contains the string "VXWORKS.Z". I think that answers the question about
the kernel. Whether the other software within it is all non-GPL is another
question but all seems to check out so far.
Thanks for the pointers folks,
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