The following article on DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Tomato should make what I have to say next pretty self-explanatory.
The article describes itself as being about: “Consumer routers are all shipped with great hardware, but with limited functions. For many, these limitations are a great source of constant irritation. In such cases, third-party firmware solutions become the only option. This post will compare the three main custom firmware: DD-WRT vs OpenWRT vs Tomato”
So why not take advantage of these existing technologies and create SAFE-WRT from their code?
Besides not re-inventing the wheel, this would allow for the creation of SAFE-WRT applications for the SAFE-WRT Router, while also being cross-compatible with existing DD-WRT / OpenWRT / Tomato applications.
This would be of insane benefit to both regular SafeNet users and vault owning farmers, alike! Though no one would be required to have a SAFE-WRT Router, those who choose to have one would experience euphoric levels of awesome!
It would also makes it A LOT EASIER to tunnel other protocols THOUGH SafeNet with a router operating system that is ALREADY DESIGNED to do exactly this kind of stuff!
Plus, the better more advanced routers tend to have things such as a built in 32GB+ SSHD with USB3 and LAN expansion for local and network partitions. Imaging “adding more space to a SafeNet vault” being as easy as just logging into the router and telling it where the drive or network share can be found?
Imagine being able to enable support for things such as Tor, I2P, RetroShare (and the list goes on) and only needing ONE CONTROL PANEL to MANAGE IT ALL?! No more needing to go to 12 different places / applications with 12 different settings screens and 12 different logins and lions and tigers and bears, oh my?!
Plus – even though anyone would be able to pre-load this onto a router themselves, MAIDSAFE as a company could make some extra bling by creating physical SAFE-WRT routers and selling them, online!
I mean, the possibilities are endless here, folks. So please do consider it.