i have now had this router a RB2011 for about 2-3 weeks it has crashed on me the kernel got corrupted and its been the worst thing i ever bought ...
yes this is a rant and hopefully somone will notice and make changes to , in my opinion as a tech with 10+ years managing networks and some+ years programming, a disgusting and unworthy peice of crap. dont get me wrong the idea is good : a linux based router. hardware isnt crappy either its just this OS its ridiculously complicated for no reasons!
i have been working with nortel , avaya , cisco-nexus, cisco , junipier, linksys, heck ill even trow in linux , radware and infoblox just for the sake of argument
i have never ever sceen a crappy & complicated interface as this . even the most basic of things just SUCK!
now i dont like to rant and not give constructive solutions so here is what i would apreciate , like or at least tollerate as a professional (before ever even mentioning your products to my clients )
1st - loose the proprietary attitude . your code is just a dumb and inneficient interface . (your not a big companny )
2nd - iptables has been well documented , does the job perfectly and clearly int terms of firewall /filters use their configuration scheme PLEASE!
3rd - it is ridiculous to have to add 3 lines in the ip firewall filter for "connection-state" merge the 3 with | ',' or 'or' as a separator
4th - loose the auto-autocompleate if i want an auto-compleate ill press "tab" !
4.1 - this makes it impossible to paste raw text .
5 - comments if i want to add a "remark" or a comment in the text i paste there should be a character ...
6 - switchport access vlan X ... learn it & implement it . (QUICK!)
7 - VLAN interface(layer3 ) make it work...
8 - i dont need a f. LCD ... its a router not a freaken iphone...
9 - loose the hirarchical "file" interface it sucks both for your OS and Nortel !
10 - make things simpler , quicker , easyer.
11 - if i send you an email : i want the awnser now not in 3 days ... specially if my router is bricked!
for all those reasons i will never recomend and buy any of your producs ever again its a real pitty because your hardware isn't that bad ...
a lost customer...
(btw im still fidling my firewall rules after 2-3 days , witch i had working in less than a day on my tomato linksys router )
oh and im thinking of taking this router to the range and shoot it with a 12ga i bet it would work better as a target ! [it would also make a nice vid for youtube]
Edit : your effing "firewall! doesent even work! "drop" on in-interface and out interface in both chains dosent even block traffic !