Hi. I just got a new ZyXel PK5000z modem/router for my Qwest DSL
I noticed a peculiar "feature" built-in; It remembers EVERY web page I visit.
I don't necessarily want my history to be remembered. I'm sure that if Qwest wanted to, they could do the same from their end, but I see no need to make it easy for them.
I found an article that describes how to do it from a telnet command line, but All I get is a menu. I'm not at all sure how to get to a command line from here:
Here's what the article said to do:
Connected to 192.168.0.1.
Escape character is '^]'.
BusyBox on (none) login: youradminusername
BusyBox v0.61.pre (2006.02.18-05:21+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
Ok, so now you’re in. You’ll want to change to the directory where the log is hidden:
# cd /var/tmp
The file you’re looking for is log_web_activity. First, you’ll have to remove the file so that we can make it point to something harmless:
# rm log_web_activity
Now, and this is important, in order to prevent the log from being written to, you need to create a symbolic link from the old file name to /dev/null (if you know nothing about Linux/Unix/whatever, think of it as a lovely black hole to which you’ll be shipping your data). If none of that made any sense to you, fear not. Just type what I tell you to type. Afterwards, that pesky file should disappear for good!
# ln -s /dev/null log_web_activity
Now log out of the modem, and you’re home free:
How do I get to this command line? If not by using this method, does anyone have any suggestions on how to disable this log?