Can Ubuntu be used to control a router?

Avi Greenbury lists at
Thu Nov 1 09:27:41 UTC 2012

Michael wrote:
> I have Motorola cable modem with built in router, model NVG510.  Is
> there a Linux  program to control what websites go over the router?

Normally the way of doing this isn't OS-specific. Check the modem's
manual and see how it's configured. Normally it'll be with a web
browser, rarely you'll need to use telnet. I've never come across a
domestic router or modem that needed some peculiar software in order
to configure it.


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