The Dynamic Router Lite II project is a router project by the Dutch national police agency that allows Web-based client-control over the next-hop router for the client. A Dynamic Router Lite II system is placed as a default gateway between one or more client networks and a router network with multiple gateway-routers on it. The Dynamic Router Lite II system does policy-based routing with policy-based DNS to match the routing policy. By default a client will have no active gateway, and any attempted HTTP traffic to any domain will lead the user to the router's Web interface, where the user can then pick an appropriate next-hop router. Once picked, all traffic for the client including DNS will be forwarded to the next-hop router the user picked.
Dowse eases the configuration of network routing for a local area network, starting from the setup of ARP-level static entries of known peers, IP-level firewall, DHCP configuration, and local DNS cache, up to an application layer transparent proxy and optional gateways to anonymous networks such as Tor and I2P. It consists of a minimalistic script which can run on any GNU/Linux box and which, from a central configuration point, controls Ebtables, Iptables, and all the daemons needed for such operations: DnsMasq, Squid2, and Privoxy. It comes with a module system for contributed add-ons like DNSCrypt-proxy and HTTPS-everywhere.