Routers and manually interpreting a javascript enabled UI

Why do home router/gateways have web administration interfaces that REQUIRE javascript to work? I left home this morning and forgot to forward some ports and now I am stuck trying to figure out how to do so from an ssh shell command line by manually interpreting the javascript. Manufacturers, please include REST services to configure your hardware.

1 comment:

Ed (ex TAZZ) said...

Andrew,

I'm slightly intrigued here...I have a Linux server running behind my router, and if I need to reconfigure the router itself, I simply set up a tunnel on my SSH link to the web interface and use it as if I was sat at home. Great as long as you don't take out the port mapping for SSH beneath yourself!