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Old 17th September, 2004, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Áedán
VxWorks is definately a real OS, like the way that Windows, Linux or OS X is an operating system. It can handle features like graphical interfaces, Java, POSIX, multiprocessing as well as virtual memory. Additionally, many of the "routers" include things such as uPnP support, a webserver for configuration, cryptographic services for IPSec/IKE and often other ports for debugging purposes. Running services like that requires more than just a bare kernel to operate.

thanks for the link... i really had no idea...but it seems quite silly to me to have all those open doors that can be exploited. i knew that there was some sort of OS for routers, as network storage devices have to work off of something....seems not much different than having a software firewall...
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