Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Autoupdate v0.7.1r3

There is a new firmware update to version 0.7.1r3. You can browse the contents here. Thanks Stefan!

Kolofonium still working :-)

Here a quote:


[Web Interface] New input chars accepted: added new chars as valid for some specific PPPoE usernames.
[Time system] Improved network time server selection.

[Bandwidth sharing] Upload limitation error fixed.
[Web Interface] Fixed Asian languages. Korean, Traditional Chinese and Japanese should work fine now.
[Web Interface] Fixed port forwarding page. It will not fail anymore when trying to delete rules if the set is empty.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Stefan vs. FON

For the German guys. Here is an interesting story about the FON's blog-comment policy.

BTW, Kolofonium freed nearly 300 La Foneras.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Kolofonium is out!

To all the naggers: "Here you are!"

Kolofonium is described in detail at Stefan's website.

For all the road runners:
Change the nameserver (DNS) of your La Fonera to and reboot. Now you should be able to connect via SSH. This should work with other firmwares, too. Please change the nameserver according to your ISP or network setup after the reboot.

That's it! Have fun!

Here is a cute counter. For each "freed" La Fonera there is one icon:

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kolofonium is coming very soon!

Just a few more days! Be patient.

Just a few more hours!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

FON reminds users to use unmodified software

The German FON blog reminds the users to use only official FON software. They quote point 6.7 of the general conditions.

The German version:

Um eine korrekte Funktion der FON Hotspots zu gewährleisten, müssen die Linuse und Bills ausschließlich offizielle Versionen der FON Software einsetzen.
The English version:
In order to guarantee the correct functioning of the FON Hotspots, the Linuses and Bills shall exclusively use the official versions of the FON Software.

It is interesting that the German version says "müssen" (engl. to have to) and the English version says "shall". I am not a lawyer, but it looks strange to me. Anyone (especially lawyers) knows how to interpret such terms please leave a comment.

The following is fully neutral: Please read the comments and answers of Peter of the blog. Very interesting... Sorry, but this is in German. But the non-German readers can try Google translate. (Bear in mind that the quoted part of the condition is also translated from the German version.)

Furthermore the German FON blog is moderated, this means submitted comments need further approval. Stefan offered them information about a security flaw with the firewall rules when using multiple IP subnets. His comment is still not published yet...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Codename Kolofonium release date

Hey guys, Stefan and me won't release the hack for the new 0.7.1-2 version until the first La Foneras with a flashed 0.7.1-2 firmware will be shipped. Its codename is "kolofonium" and it is easy as using the La Fonera's web interface (this time with your standard browser!).

We won't release it earlier, because you can reset the La Foneras to its flashed firmware and use one the known hacks. Freddy described several ways to do it here.

Please leave a comment when you get your first 0.7.1-2 flashed La Fonera.

Monday, January 08, 2007

We did it again!

After a few days of searching and trying, we found yet another way to open the SSH port of a La Fonera. It works with all firware versions (also the new 0.7.1-2). Stay tuned!