Older Builds

Build 01 - 12/17/2008

  • Based on the official Tomato 1.23 ND.
  • Added support for USB 1.1 (OHCI and UHCI) and USB 2.0.
  • USB support is configurable via Tomato GUI.
  • USB storage (Ext2, Ext3 and FAT file systems) and USB printing support.
  • Non-spooling printer server (p910nd 0.92) is included and started automatically if you enable printing support. Bidirectional copying can be disabled via GUI if it causes problems with your printer.
  • Fixed slow running clock problem on Asus WL-520GU. After flashing this firmware you have to reboot the router at least once for clock to get fixed.
  • UPnP is disabled by default.
  • Added CGI support to HTTP daemon - you can place your cgi scripts into "/www/ext/cgi-bin" folder, and they will be executed when you access them via http://<router_ip>/ext/cgi-bin/my_script_name.

Build 02 - 12/20/2008

  • Allowed changing USB settings without rebooting a router.
  • Fixed non-working AIR (WLAN) LED on Asus WL-520GU.
  • USB support code clean-up.

Build 03 - 12/22/2008

  • Cosmetic changes only.

Build 04 - 12/26/2008

  • Added FTP server daemon (vsftpd 2.0.7) configurable via GUI.
  • Updated kernel printer driver to version 0.13 and included some fixes to the printer driver made by Asus.

Builds 05 and 07 - 01/03/2009 (UNSTABLE)

  • Attempt to update Broadcom Wireless and Ethernet Controller driver to the version 4.150.10.X (original Tomato included driver is version 4.130.19.0).
  • Added new setting to "QoS -> Basic Settings" page to select Qdisc Scheduler (sfq | pfifo).
  • Auto-mounting for USB storage drives. When this feature is activated, and USB drive is plugged in, all mountable partitions will be automatically mounted to a new directories under /mnt. If you want to override default mount points, mount your partition manually in the satrtup script, i.e.: "mount -o noatime /dev/discs/disc0/part1 /opt". If you mount your partition manually, it will not be re-mounted to a default mount point.
  • This build, as well as builds 06 and 07 had several issues: using Wireless Survey and/or changing some settings could crash the router or cause it to hang.

Build 08 - 01/07/2009

  • Since both previous versions with updated WL driver were unstable, rolled back Broadcom Wireless Controller driver to the old version 4.130.19.0 (original Tomato ND version).
  • Fixed several bugs introduced in the previous releases.

Build 09 - 01/09/2009

  • Added Network File Sharing - Samba 2.0.10.
  • Added USB Hotplug script - useful for configuring attached USB devices, i.e. loading firmware into HP1018/1020 or similar printer.
  • Updated USB drivers to the newer version from kernel 2.4.35/37, applied some patches to stabilize USB.
  • Applied patch to allow using routers with up to 128 MB RAM.

Build 11 - 01/16/2009

  • Upgraded Broadcom Wireless driver to version 4.150.10.5.
  • Included SpeedMod by Rodney Chua.
  • Added functionality to the GUI to unmount (safely remove) USB drives, reworked the display of attached usb devices.
  • Fixed "Kernel BUG" error when transfering files to shared USB drives using Samba.
  • Added "Regulatory Mode" setting (off|g|h) to "Advanced -> Wireless" page. This solves long-standing Tomato connectivity problems for Intel Centrino (2200bg etc) wireless cards.
  • Allowed up to 100 applications in UPnP.

Build 12 - 01/25/2009

  • Bug fixes: cosmetic fixes for GUI, using "Measure Noise Floor" function on the Device List page should no longer disable wireless.
  • Improved support for Ext2/Ext3 filesystems (allow expanded inodes, forward compatibility).
  • Replaced UPnP daemon with MiniUPnPd.
  • Restored the gpio utility temporarily removed from previous build.

Build 14 - 01/27/2009

  • Minor improvements for FAT filesystem support.
  • Improved SpeedMod implementation.

Build 15 - 01/29/2009

  • Bug fix: corrected firewall rules when WAN access is enabled for FTP.

Build 16 - 01/31/2009

  • Fixed error connecting to the FTP server when directory listings are disabled.
  • Added support for mounting loopback devices. The loop device module loop.o is not included but available separately, and can be loaded with insmod command.
  • Added option to automatically share all mounted USB partitions.

Build 17 - 02/04/2009

  • Patch to resolve read errors on spin-up with some auto spin-down USB drives (not tested).
  • Miniupnpd daemon updated to the latest version 20090129. Fixed UPnP presentation URL when non-standard http port is used.
  • Fixed LEDs/buttons/GPIO bug introduced with WL driver update (only affected some router models).
  • Code clean up, cosmetics.

Build 18 - 02/05/2009

  • Removed excessive stripping of shared libraries (fixes problem introduced in build 17 when using IPP2P in QoS rules).
  • Added limited kernel-level support for national codepages needed by Samba.

Build 19 - 02/10/2009

  • Restored original Tomato setting to show/hide UPnP server in "My Network Places".
  • Added scsi-stop command to spin down some USB drives.
  • Added GUI settings to require authentication to access Samba shares.
  • Upgraded Broadcom Wireless driver to version 4.158.4.0.
  • p910nd printer server is updated to the latest ver. 0.93.

Build 20 - 02/24/2009

  • Updated MiniUPnPd to the latest ver. 20090214 and recompiled it with support for GENA UPnP events enabled.
  • Updated FTP Server vsftpd to the latest ver. 2.1.0.
  • Removed non-working ipkg.
  • Fixed "Unknown Host" Samba error when router is working in Wireless Bridge or Wireless Client mode.
  • Fixed SES button and WLAN LED on Asus WL-500gPv1 and Buffalo WBR2-G54 routers.
  • Mounted USB drives no longer unmount when changing network settings causes router to restart all services.
  • Added support for mounting USB partitions by label, i.e. "mount LABEL=optware /opt -o noatime,nodiratime". Changed the default mount point for labeled disks from "/mnt/disk#_part#" to "/mnt/LABEL".
  • Added support for automounting using /etc/fstab file if it exists. Support for labels and UUIDs in fstab is included. If automounting is disabled, you can still mount your drives using fstab information by issuing "mount -a" command. You can create and populate /etc/fstab file in Init script.
  • Added "nvram setfile2nvram <filename>" command to save small files in nvram. They will be automatically restored on startup. This is another way to create, for example, /etc/fstab file, and to make it "permanent".
  • Changed the on-flash filesystem from JFFS2 to JFFS 1.1 with special modifications to the JFFS driver so that it would work on a very small filesystem. Now JFFS partition can be mounted with as little as 192KB available.
  • Updated SCSI Disk Driver to the newer version from kernel 2.4.37. This fixes a memory leak, improves compatibility with certain devices, and eliminates some error messages from the log (i.e. when connecting Kingston flash drives).
  • Added support for multi-LUN USB storage devices (like card readers).
  • Applied SCSI subsystem patch from kernel 2.4.37 to improve USB hotplugging.
  • Multiple improvements for USB hotplugging to make it more robust.
  • Starting from this build, the mod comes in 4 different build types (editions).

Build 21 - 03/03/2009

  • Fixed problem introduced in build 20 with some USB 1.1 printers not working when connected via USB 2.0 hub.
  • Added support for Kyocera Mita FS 820, Brother HL-1440 and Epson M-129C printers.
  • Fixed DDNS updates scheduling.
  • Added Hostname validation to the Web UI.
  • Fixed writing the hosts file when Hostname is changed in the Web UI.
  • Fixed potential infinite lock in USB hotplugging.
  • Included additional "USB Red" (from Absolon) and "USB Blue" Color Schemes into the "Extras" build.

Build 22 - 03/13/2009

  • More improvments to USB hotplugging code.
  • Cosmetic syslog fix to avoid splitting log messages.
  • Increased amount of available JFFS space by ~60KB in Standard, Lite and No-CIFS builds.

Build 23 - 03/24/2009

  • Display additional info in the GUI for attached USB devices: always show filesystem even for unmounted drives, show size for mounted partitions, fix for displaying multiple printers.
  • Allowed using domain name in admin access restriction.
  • Fixed DST rules for some Russian timezones.
  • Added Country/Region setting to "Advanced Wireless" page.
  • Bug fixes, code optimization and cleanup.

Build 24 - 04/05/2009

  • Internal improvements and minor bug fixes.
  • Support for newer optional NTFS filesystem driver (available separately).
  • Added mkdosfs to "Extras" build to format FAT32 partitions.
  • Fix for Samba shares mounted by other Linux systems using CIFS.
  • Updated USB kernel driver.
  • Added ntpc modifications by ringer004.

Build 25 - 05/01/2009

  • New version 1.3 of the JFFS filesystem (by ray123) that reserves only 1 block of flash memory for overhead. JFFS bug fixes. Now even "Extras" build has 64KB of JFFS space available on 4MB flash.
  • Updated MiniUPnPd to the latest version 1.3 (20090417).
  • Added wireless auto channel selection.
  • Changed to use passive mode for wireless scan (generally should pick up more APs).
  • USB kernel driver fixes.
  • Cosmetics.

Build 27 - 05/25/2009

  • Merged with official Tomato 1.24 update.
  • Updated MiniUPnPd to the latest version 20090516.

Build 28 - 05/28/2009

  • Merged with official Tomato 1.25 update.
  • Busybox updated to ver. 1.14.1.
  • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.1.1.

Build 31 - 06/05/2009

  • MiniUPnPd updated to the latest ver. 20090605.
  • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.1.2.
  • Layer-7 filter patterns updated to the latest 2009-05-28.
  • Busybox "insmod" bug fix.
  • Minor bug fixes and cosmetics.

Build 32 - 06/13/2009

  • Updated dnsmasq to the latest ver. 2.49.
  • Replaced ramfs by tmpfs.
  • Added optional access restrictions for FTP WAN access - source IP filter, and limiting connection attempts.
  • Cosmetics.

Build 33 - 06/29/2009

  • Added support for QUERY_STRING env variable to httpd.
  • Busybox updated to ver. 1.14.2.
  • Minor fix for printing support broken in build 31 for some printer models.

Build 34 - 08/12/2009

  • Fixed USB automount not working on startup when WAN mode is set to Static or Disabled.
  • Minor fixes backported from kernel 2.4.37.5.
  • USB driver patched to make hdparm work properly with USB drives.
  • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.2.0.
  • Allow multiple MAC addresses per device for static leases (copied over from Tomato VPN mod).
  • Use more precise pattern for L7 FTP match.
  • Added new Web GUI page to execute system shell commands.
  • Added "Bluetooth Coexistence" mode to the Advanced Wireless settings (might be useful with UMA enabled phones).
  • Automatically create empty /etc/fstab file on startup.
  • Busybox updated to ver. 1.14.3.
  • Fixed CSS for Absolon USB themes ("USB Red" and "USB Blue").

Build 35 - 10/07/2009

  • Linux Kernel is updated to the latest in 2.4.x series version 2.4.37.6.
  • Updated Toolchain: binutils 2.19.1, gcc 3.4.6, uClibc 0.9.29.
  • Automount/unmount improvements: support for .autorun and autostop scripts, deactivate swap on unmount, unmount all mountpoints when requested from the web GUI.
  • Added "Unmount all USB Drives" button action to "Administation -> Buttons".
  • Included FUSE 2.5.3 kernel driver.
  • This allows installing and using Optware ntfs-3g package to mount writable NTFS partitions. If Optware ntfs-3g is installed, automount and autoshare features will work for NTFS-formatted partitions.
  • MiniUPnPd updated to the latest ver. 20090921, and compiled with enabled GENA UPnP events support (was disabled in build 27).
  • SpeedMod patches updated to the latest version 118 (replaced Jenkins lookup3 hash with MurmurHash 2.0).
  • CIFS is updated to version 1.49 backported from kernel 2.6: many bug fixes, performance improvements, and security options to allow mounting NTLMv2 and LANMAN (might be required to mount some NAS disks) shares.
  • Proper detection of D-Link DIR-320 router.
  • Updated IMQ driver to set netfilter hooking behaviour from module parameter.
  • Busybox updated to ver. 1.14.4, with additional patches from 1.15 trunk, compiled with dirname applet, and with support for tainted module checking (required to insmod some extra kernel modules).
  • Dnsmasq is updated to ver. 2.50, enabled TFTP server in Dnsmasq (activate via "Dnsmasq Custom Configuration").
  • Added /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_count.
  • Solved potential concurrency issues starting samba/ftp introduced in the previous build.
  • Iptables updated to ver. 1.3.8: added "random" option to DNAT, SNAT, MASQUERADE and REDIRECT; UDPLITE multiport support; bug fixes and cosmetics.
  • Various fixes: OpenSSL security patch (CVE-2008-5077), fixes for Broadcom wireless driver, a few USB driver fixes backported from 2.6.x kernel tree, other minor fixes.
  • Fixed incorrect subnet mask written to MiniUPnPd configuration file.
  • Broadcom wireless driver downgraded to version 4.150.10.29 to solve issues with some Asus wl500gPv2 routers.
  • Display swap partitions status in the GUI, show labels for NTFS partitions.
  • Optware perl, if installed, should now be able to execute perl scripts without any changes.
  • Old Linksys igmprt binary replaced by open source igmpproxy application.
  • Cosmetics and code clean-up.

Build 36 - 10/18/2009

  • Fixed setting TCP and UDP timeout values on "Advanced -> Conntrack/Netfilter" page, removed obsolete timeouts, added Generic and ICMP timeouts.
  • Fixed incorrect detection of JFFS partition size.
  • Do not start igmpproxy when WAN is disabled, allow alternative config file for igmpproxy.
  • Full NTFS support via ntfs-3g is included in "Extras" build.
  • SpeedMod rolled back to using lookup3 hash which seems to be actually faster than MurmurHash2.
  • Minor USB driver fixes from 2.6 kernel tree.
  • MiniUPnPd updated to ver. 20091010.
  • Dnsmasq updated to ver. 2.51.
  • Other minor fixes, cosmetics, code optimization and clean-up.
  • Created non-USB build.

Build 37 - 10/25/2009

  • Fixed DDNS updates not working since build 35 when using secure SSL connection.
  • Fixed some wirelesss connectivity issues for "Wireless Client" and "Wireless Bridge" modes.
  • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.2.1.

Build 38 - 11/07/2009

  • Fixed execution of .autostart and after-mount scripts.
  • Fixes for wireless configuration utility (should resolve some of the wireless connectivity issues).
  • Fixed "service net restart" to bring up wireless.
  • Fixed remounting of all USB partitions upon services restarts (i.e. when some settings are saved in the GUI).
  • Samba compatibility fix (disable sanity check).
  • Busybox: added blkid applet, added "label" option to mkswap, replaced mkdosfs by Busybox applet.
  • Added "Master Browser" and "WINS Server" configuration settings (both are turned on by default).
  • Linux kernel 2.4.37.7.
  • MiniUPnPd updated to version 1.4 (20091106).
  • Optimization to reduce size, minor bug fixes, cosmetics.

Build 39 - 11/19/2009

  • Fixed incompatibility problem with BCM4704 chipset (WL-500W, WL-500gPv1, WRTSL54GS etc) introduced in previous build by kernel 2.4.37.7 update.
  • Resolved wireless connectivity issues with iPhone/iPodTouch devices.
  • p910nd printer server: reduced logging in case of disconnected printer.
  • Busybox: minor fixes from trunk.
  • Fixed: Samba could start with incorrect configuration upon services restarts (i.e. when some settings are saved in the GUI).
  • Remount busy partitions as read-only on system shutdown if unmount is not possible.
  • Security fix (MatrixSSL patched to disable re-negotiation for server side SSL) for Tomato web server running in HTTPS mode.
  • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.2.2.
  • ntfs-3g in Extras build is updated to ver. 2009.11.14.
  • Optimization to reduce size (compressed kernel to free up to 120-180K of additional space available for JFFS), cosmetics.

Build 40 - 11/29/2009

  • Merged with official Tomato 1.27 update.
  • Added ID for Asus WL-500W.
  • Cosmetics and minor fixes.

Build 41 - 12/01/2009

  • Fixed some USB printers not being recognized.
  • Added "wl_disable_wpa_supp" nvram variable to resolve some issues with Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode.

Build 42 - 01/07/2010

  • USB kernel fixes, USB hotplug code clean-up and optimization, got rid of the USB hotplug locks (patches by ray123).
  • Basic Wireless N mode support: single band only (2.4GHz), the only currently supported models witn N capability are WL-500W, and RT-N16 (with a special kernel 2.6 build).
  • Improved support for wireless client modes (wireless ethernet bridge and wireless client) to automatically restore lost connection.
  • Do not restart Samba/vsftpd on USB drives disconnect if disconnected drive doesn't have any mounted partitions.
  • Proper support for buttons and leds on D-Link DIR-320 and Asus WL-500GPv2.
  • Busybox fixes from trunk: ash, tar, awk, crond, grep, mount, wget.
  • MiniUPnPd updated to version 1.4 (20091222).
  • Minor fixes and code clean-up.
  • Separate (EXPERIMENTAL) version (beta 02) for Asus RT-N16 based on kernel 2.6.22 (N-mode support, included SIP conntrack module, added extra Samba Asian codepages).

Build 43 - 02/15/2010

  • Fixed: restoring files on start-up previously saved to nvram using setfile2nvram command (broken in build 42).
  • Fixed: copying large files to FAT-formatted disks via Samba.
  • Fixed: display file names containing national characters in Samba FAT shares (broken in build 42).
  • Fixed: auto-reconnect for wireless client modes (wet, sta).
  • Enabled WPA2 security for all modes, including WDS, wireless client and wireless ethernet bridge.
  • Replace spaces and special characters by underscores in mountpoint names when auto-mounting by label.
  • Allow enough time during shutdown to properly unmount (or remount as read-only) usb drives.
  • Added an extra route in case the default gateway is over the bridge.
  • Increased limits for number of entries allowed for wireless filter, static DHCP and access restrictions.
  • WME is set to "Auto" by default. For N-mode support, make sure it's set to "On" or "Auto".
  • Applied kernel patches from linux-mips.org (up to 2009-12-05).
  • Software updates: Linux kernel 2.4.37.9, ntfs-3g (in Extras build) 2010.1.16, Dnsmasq 2.52, bridge-utils 1.0.6, pptp-client 1.7.1.
  • Busybox: minor fixes from trunk.
  • Upgraded toolchain to use gcc 4.1.2 for userspace applications (gcc 3.4.6 is still used to compile kernel).
  • VPN build is merged with the latest VPN mod vpn3.6 (based on OpenVPN 2.1.1).
  • Cosmetics.

Build 44 - 02/17/2010

  • Hotfix: missing kernel symbol preventing ext2/ext3 modules from being loaded.

Kernel 2.6-based builds (beta 05):

  • Support for Asus RT-N12, Netgear WNR3500L. Added MIPS R1 CPU builds compatible with other routers capable of running Tomato ND (tested on Linksys WRT54G-TM, Asus WL-520GU, Asus WL-500GPv2).
  • Samba upgraded to version 3 (3.0.24 with patches from newer versions).
  • Fixed: bug in Access Restrictions and QoS rules preventing using rules based on MAC addresses.
  • Fixed: bug in triggered port forward.
  • Fixed: setting max connections on "Conntrack/Netfilter" GUI page.
  • Configurable conntrack hashtable size.
  • Preliminary Jumbo frame support for routers with gigabit switch (not working yet, only GUI setting is present).
  • Backported many fixes and improvements from newer kernel 2.6.x versions.
  • The USB kernel driver is updated to the version from kernel 2.6.24 with additional fixes backported from newer versions.

Build 45 - 04/03/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Improved stability of wireless link when using router in wireless client or wireless ethernet bridge modes.
  • Automatically load network routing table supplied via DHCP from ISP with GUI setting to disable it if desired (enabled by default).
  • Replaced vconfig application with Busybox applet.
  • Fixed WLAN led for Asus WL500GPv2.
  • Use kernel driver (in both - 2.4 and 2.6 - based builds) for PPTP and L2TP connections to improve speed and reduce CPU load, replaced pptp-client with accel-pptp pppd plugin ver. 0.8.4.
  • Allowed to specify server for PPTP and L2TP connections as either IP address (as before), or domain name.
  • Allowed PPTP connections with dynamic IP addresses ("Use DHCP" GUI setting).
  • Fixed regression introduced in build 44 causing constant reconnects for some PPPoE connections.
  • Added display of current wireless link rates to the "Status->Overview" and "Status->Device List" pages.
  • Display N-capability of AP in Wireless Survey results.
  • Country selection on Advanced->Wireless page changed to obtain the list of available countries from the wireless driver.
  • Fixed USB auto-share to only share actually mounted partitions, and not any other directory under /mnt.
  • Bind HTTP daemon to LAN interface only instead of 0.0.0.0 to simplify binding of other applications (like pixelserv) to an alternate LAN IP.
  • Force hard reset if reboot hangs for longer then 10 secs.
  • Execute .autorun scripts located in /jffs when mounting JFFS partition.
  • Fixed Bandwidth history loading when it's trying to load a corrupted remote file.
  • Busybox: patches from trunk for awk, unzip, wget, modprobe, syslog, fdisk, ping, top, wc, ash, tail, vi. Added flock applet to the Extras build.
  • Software updates: ntfs-3g (in Extras build) 2010.3.6, MiniUPnPd 1.4 20100308, pppd (used by PPTP and L2TP connection) 2.4.5, GNU Zebra 0.95.
  • Minor fixes and cosmetics.

Kernel 2.4-based builds only:

  • Fixed memory leak in "recent" iptables match.
  • Fixed flood of zombie cifsd processes in case of CIFS connection problems.

Kernel 2.6-based builds (changes from beta05 to beta07):

  • Various fixes backported from kernel 2.6 tree to improve stability and reduce memory allocation errors.
  • Fixed bug writing random values into Ethernet controller registers at startup.
  • Fixed USB support for BCM5354 chipset (Asus WL500GPv2, WL520GU, D-Link DIR-320).
  • Fixed USB support for Netgear WNR3500L.
  • Fixed SSL certificates being rewritten on every reboot.
  • Added support for additional devices to USB option driver.
  • Fixed memory leak in USB hotplugging code.
  • Fixed bug preventing Scheduled Access restriction to be turned off.
  • Fixed setting conntrack hash table size via GUI.

Kernel 2.6-based builds (changes from beta07 to beta10):

  • Added support for Linksys WRT160Nv3 router.
  • Adjustments to correct LEDs behavior on Netgear WNR3500L.
  • Fixed support for large files (4GB+) in Samba 3.
  • Tune up the default Samba 3 configuration (can be overriden by specifying "socket options" settings in the "Samba Custom Configuration" box).
  • Fixed support for non-standard block sizes (!= 4KB), and the max file size calculation for Ext2 and Ext3 file systems (backports from kernel 2.6 tree).
  • Optimized OpenVPN build to utilize kernel epoll support (VPN builds).
  • Fixed VPN server/client "Stop Now"/"Start Now" button not working, and/or zombie vpnserver/vpnclient processes left when using this button (VPN builds).
  • Backports from kernel 2.6 tree to optimize and speed up memory allocator and network routing, and to improve overall stability. Enabled page allocation fallback.
  • Fixed IMQ driver causing network slow-downs and freezes when loaded, allowed to specify IMQ hooking behavior via module parameters.
  • Support for additional USB modems and bug fixes in USB option driver.
  • Fixed GRE/PPTP conntrack helper being broken preventing clients to connect to remote PPTP servers.
  • Fixed USB Setup GUI page being inaccessible when some USB storage devices are connected to the router.
  • Bug fixes in kernel Netfilter modules: connlimit, recent, u32 and time matches, TCPMSS target, added hashlimit match.
  • Software updates: usb_modeswitch ver. 1.1.1.

Kernel 2.6-based builds (beta 10 to beta 11):

  • Fixed inbound QoS limits not working.
  • Fixed (once again) PPTP conntrack helper, disabled RTSP conntrack by default since it seems to cause problems with other conntrack helpers.
  • Fixes for LEDs behavior on Netgear WNR3500L.
  • Fixed build process that could produce a non-bootable image in some cases (1:127 probability).
  • Another set of backports from kernel 2.6 mainstream tree (network layer and memory allocator) to fix various kernel bugs and improve the overall performance.
  • Applied Samba 3 security patches from samba.org (should fix some rare occasions when users could access Samba shares without entering a password even though Samba was configured with authentication required in the GUI).
  • Minor Ethernet driver updates from Broadcom SDK 5.10.140.x.
  • Tuned up some kernel parameters to improve stability of memory- and bandwidth- hungry applications, like torrent clients.
  • Allowed to flash back Netgear .chk firmware images.
  • Added option to erase NVRAM after flashing the new firmware image - useful when flashing to other firmwares.
  • Included NFQUEUE Netfilter target.
  • Included fsync command (Busybox applet) into USB Extras builds.
  • Non-USB Std kernel 2.6-based build now includes JFFS support, with ~192KB of usable JFFS space available on 4MB flash.
  • Fixed display of some password fields (FTP users and Samba passwords) in GUI to use dots when editor doesn't have focus.
  • Included changes from official Tomato 1.28 beta (GUI option to select which menus are expanded, increased PPPoE username/password length, warn if saving an empty Access Restriction).
  • Cosmetics and minor fixes.

Build 46 - 05/29/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Fixed upnp bug when NAT-PMP redirections were expired prematurely.
  • D-Link DIR-320 support: the router should retain its original MAC address after flashing with Tomato.
  • Software updates: Busybox updated to the latest ver. 1.16.1 with additional patches from trunk, miniupnpd 1.4 (20100511), ntfs-3g (in Extras builds) 2010-05-16, usb_modeswitch (in Extras builds) is updated to ver. 1.1.2 (with included new-style configuration files), libusb 1.0.8.
  • Fixed bug in Samba configuration allowing Linux clients to bypass authentication even when authentication is set to "required" in the GUI.
  • Slightly improved Samba compatibility with Windows clients (do not use "share" mode).
  • Fixed obtaining label/uuid from swap partitions.
  • Added Wireless Interference Level to Status -> Overview GUI page (for APs in 40Mhz wireless-N mode).
  • Do not restart FTP/Samba on every USB partition unmount - do it only if the partition can't be unmounted otherwise.
  • Modified USB after-mount and before-unmount scripts. Now they are called for every partition getting mounted or unmounted, and they get one parameter - the mountpoint (can be examined in addition to the environment variables).
  • Added minimalistic tune2fs Busybox applet to the Extras build - only supports the "label" (-L <lbl>) option.
  • Improve automatic reconnect for PPTP/L2TP WAN connections.
  • Fixed DHCP lease renewal with some broken ISPs.
  • Fixed minor memory leak in iptables2.
  • Fixed domain name corruption in Dnsmasq.
  • Added mime handler to Tomato http server for proxy autodiscovery files.
  • Removed "Reduce packet size" option from the GUI DHCP settings - this is always enabled now.
  • Added option to erase NVRAM after flashing the new firmware image - useful when flashing to other firmwares. This was already in K26 beta11 builds.
  • Fixed display of some password fields (FTP users and Samba passwords) in GUI to use dots when editor doesn't have focus. This was already in K26 beta11 builds.
  • Modified the build system to allow more flexible firmware configurations.
  • Cosmetics and code cleanup.

Kernel 2.4-based builds only:

  • Additional USB 2.0 driver updates/fixes backported from kernel 2.6.
  • Some fixes and updates backported from kernel 2.6 tree in network support modules.
  • Allow mounting of USB discs with no partitions.
  • Extra utilities (e2fsck, mke2fs) are removed from VPN build to reduce the size and to make it fit into 4MB flash.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (changes from beta11 to beta14):

  • Updated Broadcom wireless driver and SDK to version 5.10.147.0 (experimental).
  • Added Media Server (MiniDLNA 1.0.17, http://minidlna.sourceforge.net) to Extras and VPN builds.
  • Fixed bug causing error in the GUI trying to save negative numeric values (i.e. the default "-1" value for "TLS Renegotiation Time" in VPN builds).
  • Updates for USB kernel drivers backported from newer kernel 2.6 tree.
  • Various kernel fixes and updates backported from kernel 2.6 tree in networking support modules, MIPS CPU support, ext3/fat fs support.
  • Fixed regression in beta11 that decreased USB transfer speed for some devices.
  • Included ebtables 2.0.9-2 into Extras and VPN builds.
  • Added maxSize parameter for usb_serial module to specify USB endpoint size.
  • ftdi_sio.ko and pl2301.ko modules are now included into Extras builds.
  • CIFS module updated to ver 1.52: backported from kernel 2.6.24.
  • In Extras and USB builds the standard uClibc libraries are not getting stripped out of unused symbols to make it easier to use additional custom compiled software.
  • Added preliminary support for Linksys WRT320N (thanks to Dominique) and Netgear WNR2000v2 (untested).
  • Fixed flashing with Netgear .chk images from Web GUI (untested).

Build 47 - 06/11/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Added Busybox sendmail applet to Extras and no-USB Std builds.
  • Added basename command to all builds except Lite.
  • Fixed proxy autodiscovery mime handler to not require authorization.
  • Software updates: ntfs-3g release 2010.5.22 (in Extras builds), Dnsmasq 2.55, MiniDLNA 1.0.18 (cvs 2010-06-09) (in Extras K26 builds).
  • Added "nvram erase" command.
  • Fixed issue with overriding vlan ports configuration on every reboot.
  • Fixed error saving settings on "Advanced->Wireless" page for Buffalo routers.
  • Allowed to append custom content to /etc/[passwd|group|shadow|gshadow] files.
  • Changed dropbear config to simplify using Optware openssh-sftp-server.
  • Cosmetics.

Kernel 2.4-based builds only:

  • Fixed regression introduced in build 46 when empty USB cardreaders cause the USB GUI page to hang for a long time.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (changes from beta14 to beta15):

  • Fixed flashing power led on Linksys routers: WRT320N and WRT54G-TM (possibly some other models too, thanks to dbt78 for the fix).
  • Fixed kernel warning messages (introduced in beta 14) in the system log when using VPN.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (changes from beta15 to beta16):

  • Reverted Broadcom wireless driver binaries back to version 5.10.56.46 since the new driver (5.10.147.0) caused intermittent problems with port forwarding and UPnP. Included some updates extracted from the new Broadcom SDK ("fast NAT" module - experimental, wifi security binaries (nas/eapd), minor patches for wlconf utility).
  • Removed JFFSv1 support from Non-USB Std build since JFFSv1 for kernel 2.6 seems to be buggy and causes various problems, while JFFS2 in kernel 2.6 is too big to be useful on 4MB flash.
  • Fixed detection of some non-standard or invalid partition table entries.
  • Fixed VLAN initialization for Asus RT-N10.
  • Fixed support for Netgear WNR2000v2.

Known issues with this build:

  • Broadcom "fast NAT" implementation (which works by allowing certain packets to completely bypass the kernel Netfilter/conntrack infrastructure) seems to cause various problems in K26 builds. If you experience issues with this build (such as sudden reboots, IP/MAC-based iptables and access restrictions rules not working, etc), it's recommended to roll back to build 9045 beta 11 until the next build is out.

Build 48 - 07/25/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Merged with official Tomato 1.28 update.
  • Software updates: Busybox 1.16.2, usb-modeswitch 1.1.3 with data package 2010-07-07.
  • Added NETMAP iptables target.
  • Wireless N-mode support: added GUI option to configure Control Sideband, fixed issue causing 40MHz bandwidth to be disabled in N-only mode.
  • Added GUI options to configure Vendor Class and Requested IP for DHCP client.
  • JFFSv1 is updated to ver. 1.4 (updates by ray123): fixed system crash in kernel 2.6, removed BKL, a few bug fixes, clean-up.
  • Restored "Reduce packet size" GUI option for DHCP settings - apparently some ISPs don't like truncated packets.
  • DNS vulnerability fix: turned on rebinding protection in dnsmasq (see http://blogs.forbes.com/firewall/2010/07/13/millions-of-home-routers-vulnerable-to-web-hack).
  • Samba: do not explicitly disable dns proxy.
  • Backported various fixes and optimization patches from upstream kernel 2.6.
  • Minor bug fixes and cosmetics.

Kernel 2.4-based builds only:

  • CIFS updated to version 1.50 backported from kernel 2.6.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (beta18):

  • Disabled Broadcom "fast NAT" module - this should fix various problems with Access Restrictions, QOS, VPN and iptables rules.
  • Software update: MiniDLNA 1.0.18 (cvs 2010-07-21).
  • Fixed CIFS bug resulting MiniDLNA not being able to play media files located on CIFS mounts.
  • Fixed problem with a very long (3+ minutes) boot time on Netgear routers.

Known issues with this build:

  • Media Server (MiniDLNA) will erase all your media files if you specify the root of your media folder as the "Database Location". When using this build, DO NOT SPECIFY THE ROOT OF YOUR MEDIA FOLDER AS THE DATABASE LOCATION PATH! (fixed in build 50).
  • OpenVPN server and client don't work properly in VPN builds (both - K24 and K26) because of the error in the OpenSSL Makefile (fixed in build 49).

Build 49 - 08/02/2010

  • This is a hot-fix release fixing a problem with OpenVPN not working in build 48. This build (including K26 beta19 builds) only exists for VPN editions.

Build 50 - 09/04/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Added Web Monitoring (domains and searches) with GUI using kernel and iptables modules by Eric Bishop from Gargoyle Project (http://www.gargoyle-router.com).
  • DNS rebinding protection in dnsmasq is now optional (can be turned off in GUI). Fixed connectivity issues with some applications (i.e. Netflix iPad app) related to this protection being active.
  • Support for Asus WL-500g Deluxe (untested), fixed support for Linksys WRT-300Nv1 in both - K26 and K24 - builds.
  • Added Hurricane Electric IPv6 Tunnel Broker IPv4 endpoint address updater to Dynamic DNS services.
  • Added Unicode support to httpd server - used for Web Usage display, and to show commands output on the Tools->System screen.
  • Fixed error displaying USB Support GUI page when attached drive's label or model name contains quotes.
  • Fixed timing bugs with restarting dnsmasq - thanks to Ray <ray123> for finding and analyzing the problem.
  • Allowed auto-mount of file systems not supported by the firmware as long as corresponding kernel module for this file system is loaded.
  • Allowed to set radio power up to 400mW (26dBm), use 0 for hardware defaults - this will only work for some router models and some countries.
  • Removed some Busybox applets (ftpput, clear, setconsole) from Lite builds to reduce size.
  • Minor CIFS kernel driver fixes from upstream.
  • Software updates: PPTP kernel drivers and accell-pptp client 0.8.5-rc1, Busybox 1.17.2, FTP Server (vsftpd) 2.3.2, ntfs-3g 2010.8.8 (in Extras builds), usb_modeswitch 1.1.4 with data package 2010-08-26.
  • Toolchain: updated binutils to ver. 2.20.1.
  • Simplified custom builds by allowing to specify nvram size at compile time (can be used to make special builds for Linksys E-series routers with 60KB nvram).
  • Cosmetics and code clean up.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (beta20):

  • Support for dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) wireless-N radios. Only single radio interface is currently supported and can be configured via GUI (so no simultaneous dual-band just yet). Tested on Linksys WRT-320N. Experimental (not tested) support for Linksys WRT-610Nv2 (single radio only). Many thanks to Dominique <dbt78> for pilot implementation and lots of testing!
  • Fixed very bad misconfiguration issue witn MiniDLNA media server causing it to erase all files in the media directory if the same directory is specified as the media database location.
  • Fixed board data partition size for Netgear routers to prevent flashing a firmware image that's too big.
  • Fixed occasional wireless disconnects during data transfers for some routers (namely Asus RT-N12, other models might be affected too).
  • Disabled DFS server in Samba 3 to prevent errors when using with certain Linux clients (thanks to yatu for finding the issue and suggesting a fix).
  • Fixed /dev/null, /dev/zero, /dev/gpio nodes permissions for non-priveledged users (needed for some additional software).
  • Preliminary support for IPv6 in Extras and USB+VPN editions: all required kernel modules are included, iptables and other user space applications are compiled with IPv6 support activated, included radvd daemon. Firewall is not configured, no GUI configuration exists yet, and by default IPv6 is disabled on all interfaces!
  • Various kernel bug fixes and optimization patches backported from upstream 2.6 kernel (mostly network/conntrack and USB related): about 20 to 30% better WAN-LAN throughput than in previous build 48 (beta18) according to some tests.
  • Added support for GUID (EFI) partition tables.
  • Removed rarely-used decoders from building FFMpeg library used by MiniDLNA to reduce size.
  • Software updates: MiniDLNA 1.0.18 (cvs 2010-08-31), libraries used by MiniDLNA (sqlite 3.7.2, zlib 1.2.5, FFMpeg 0.6).

Build 51 - 10/06/2010

Changes common for kernel 2.4 and kernel 2.6 based builds:

  • Access Restrictions criteria: allow to specify Src/Dst Address, expand list of available protocols.
  • Allow to specify hostnames in addition to IP addresses for iptables rules (port forwarding, access restrictions, QoS).
  • Allow to specify hostname in addition to IP address for remote logging.
  • Replaced old Tomato's bcount match by standard connbytes match.
  • Added "Interference Mitigation" setting to Advanced->Wireless.
  • L2TP client daemon replaced with xl2tpd 1.2.7 (should provide better performance).
  • Execute *.autorun scripts loaded from nvram.
  • Web Usage: added GUI option to clear web usage logs.
  • Added additional timing options for syslog marker output.
  • Display nvram usage on Administration->Configuration page.
  • PPTP/L2TP WAN connections: fixed routing and firewall rules for internal ISP network (MAN), allow to specify static routes for MAN interface, added support for MPPE/MPPC encryption/compression, added custom options to GUI.
  • Added support for ZTE ZXV10 H618B, Linksys WRT310N v1 and v2 routers.
  • Fixed support for D-Link DIR-320, Asus WL-500G Deluxe.
  • Fixed bugs in signal processing and restarting service applications.
  • Fixed support for DHCP classless static routes broken in build 50.
  • Fixed wireless channel selection in GUI when switching between B/G/N modes.
  • Disabled loading USB 1.1 module (ohci or uhci) for non-existing controllers on Asus routers.
  • Include additional iptables matches: quota (K24 and K26), hl (K26 only).
  • Software updates: Linux kernel 2.4.37.10, MiniUPnPd 1.4 20100921, pppd (fixes from upstream), ntfs-3g 2010.10.2 (in Extras builds).
  • Code clean-up, minor bug fixes, cosmetics.

Kernel 2.4-based builds only:

  • Toolchain: switch kernel 2.4 builds to use gcc 4.2.4 for userspace apps, binutils 2.20.1, updated binary 32-bit toolchain.

Kernel 2.6-based builds only (beta22):

  • Fixed bugs in Tomato-specific conntrack modules introduced when forward-porting then from kernel 2.4. These bugs could have caused all kinds of weird issues with conntrack.
  • GUI cosmetics: display a message on "Media Server" page when directory scan is in progress.
  • Restored JFFS in K26 Std builds (was disabled in build 50).
  • Write checksum to the end of mtd block during firmware flash on Netgear routers: this should fix flashing back to the OEM firmware.
  • Various kernel bug fixes and performance-related patches backported from upstream 2.6 kernel.
  • Expanded set of available extra kernel modules - included modules for HID, sound and webcam (UVC) support.
  • Software updates: MiniDLNA 1.0.18.2 (cvs 2010-09-28), radvd 1.6, Samba 3.0.37 (latest in 3.0 series) with security fixes from samba.org (CVE 2010-2063, CVE 2010-3069).

Known issues with this build (all fixed in build 52):

  • WAN-Up script sometimes is not getting executed.
  • "Mini" build bricks Netgear routers WNR2000v2, WNR3500v2.
  • DHCP renewal can replace PPTP/L2TP default gateway and DNS servers by those obtained via DHCP.
  • Unable to obtain DHCP WAN address with Corbina Beeline (and possibly some other ISPs).
  • When upgrading Netgear routers from this build to any other build or firmware, you will get an error message "Error writing fake Netgear CRC". Disregard this error, and just wait for a couple minutes for router to reboot - the new firmware will be loaded anyway.
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