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WTFast and cURL usage
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As users of the ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware have probable noticed lately, RMerlin with his excellent custom firmware builds (based on ASUSWRT) has for the RT-AC86U/AC3100 and the RT-AC5300  routers excluded the use of WTFast service in his custom builds.

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According to the ASUSWRT-Merlin 'Changelog-NG', the use of an outdated cURL version which is some 7 years old, needed to support WTFast currently is unwise,  the old cURL version is not upgradeable without impacting WTFast and RMerlin correctly has concluded that the trade off between WTFast working and the functionality of an more updated cURL version to provide greater security/functionality is more important than WTFast, hence this is why the WTFast service is not available by any ASUSWRT-Merlin builds

Anyway, I have brought this to the attention of the ASUS RT Teams and the relevant coders and they are know looking into this very issue. I am sure a lot of codebase will have to change to support a more updated version of cURL, so hopefully this is a good first step, and at least ASUS are now aware of these concerns also.

"time for a beer I think"  Big Grin 

(note: these are my thoughts and assumptions and not that of RMerlin)



https://curl.haxx.se/docs/security.html


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I just dont understand why Merlin himself with his for sure good contacts did not do so!

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(03-08-2018, 02:22 PM)Grisu Wrote: I just dont understand why Merlin himself with his for sure good contacts did not do so!

I guess he is a busy guy, 'likes to keep the diplomacy with ASUS positive' and his time is better spent in other areas   Cool
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