Go Back   DaemonForums > Miscellaneous > General software and network

General software and network General OS-independent software and network questions, X11, MTA, routing, etc.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 15th July 2017
sacerdos_daemonis's Avatar
sacerdos_daemonis sacerdos_daemonis is offline
Real Name: Will forever be a secret.
Package Pilot
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 198
Default How do routers work?

I would like to expand my very meagre knowledge about routers to understand a situation I have. This is not a support question, but mearly a querry for information.

Because of the nature of the Chinese internet, in order to use Linux, BSD or Apple a router must be used unless connecting to a LAN. (An indirect connection through someone else's router/server.) The reason being the government has made the internet accessable only after entering a name and passcode. However the software was written specifically for Windows. Any other OS cannot access the internet. Thus, the need for a router. Everything was fine until a few months ago when I moved to another city. After plugging into the school's connection a problem started and has continued to this day, despite an upgrade and moving to yet another city. After the initial connection to that LAN my .Xauth file developed a bad exit command. My "interesting" situation is thus:

When connected directly to the internet:
- After entering startx the GUI takes minutes to load.
- After exiting the GUI it takes minutes before the command line becomes available to enter the shutdown command.
- Some websites, such as Deviantart and Linux Questions cannot be accessed.

When connected to the internet through a router:
- The system works normally.
- No problem accessing the aforementioned websites.

I have two questions:
1. I understand the most basic idea of how a router works, but how does it circumvent a problem that affects non-internet functions, like startx?
2. Or does a router simply block some evil government mines in the water of the internet?
OpenBSD 6.3
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Security Multiple DoS vulnerabilties in Cisco routers and switches J65nko News 0 13th April 2013 10:32 AM
Security Security alert for D-Link routers J65nko News 0 6th February 2013 12:12 PM
Security 4.5 million Brazilian routers hacked J65nko News 0 3rd October 2012 12:58 PM
Security Huawei's routers of vulnerability J65nko News 1 10th August 2012 08:10 AM
WPA Not working on some routers? xmorg FreeBSD General 3 30th April 2011 04:36 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick