Jason Crowley wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been working on adding a web proxy service to m0n0wall for access
> control and logging purposes. This service is an integral part of many
> firewall packages, and I think it would be a good addition to m0n0wall.
> I currently have a rough build of the service running on version 1.0. I
> want to get some feedback from you all, especially Manuel. Do you think
> this would be a valueable addition to the m0n0wall package? Should I
> continue to build it as a part of m0n0wall or should I attempt to make
> it a separate loadable module. Of course it would be much easier for me
> to build it as part of m0n0wall. Thanks!
Your work will be appreciated by those who need an everything-in-one
solution for a small network. From my perspective, the web proxy would
be valuable as a separate loadable module.
My current need is for m0n0wall to transparently redirect packets for
port 80 to another machine running squid. The load on the squid box is
pretty high with the amount of traffic and rules it parses. I wouldn't
choose to put that kind of load on a m0n0wall box.