What OS is inside the Linksys/Sipura boxes?

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Ramon F Herrera, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. I am the proud owner of a Sipura ATA, and have used many Linksys boxes
    in my home network for a long time, before Cisco acquired them.

    I have read that all those boxes are "Linux Inside" (TM) :)

    Can someone confirm or deny that?

    What other well-known products run embedded Linux?


    -Ramon F Herrera
    Ramon F Herrera, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. Well Linksys WRT54G(S) springs to mind... with open code and zillions of
    free add-on functions, alternative firmware etc., this hardware have sold
    much better than it would have done with "closed" code.

    best regards,
    Niels Kristian Jensen, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Ramon F Herrera

    kermit Guest

    Unfortunately, it is not that open. Some drivers and the "heart" of router -
    a program that actually interprets configuration and executes it - are
    closed source and unlikely to be ever opened. Besides no one knows for sure
    if binary FW that runs in router is actually built from the sources
    available (read - how outdated sources are).

    kermit, Aug 30, 2005
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