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 From:  Frank Borkin <frank dot borkin at wisper dot ie>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] The future
 Date:  Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:48:23 +0100
Hey,

I've been watching the "discussion" on the lists about the future with 
interest, but I've been keeping relatively quiet because my experience 
with FreeBSD has been relatively light. OpenBSD and Linux are a 
different story though.

I understand different people require / want different things from m0n0 
- some of which I wouldn't personally put into a firewall / router / 
gateway. At it appears you know much more about FreeBSD (all references 
are to 6)  than I, could you confirm that it supports pf, pfsync, CARP, 
multiple gateways and STP for bridging? All of these are fairly 
important to me personally. Below that, both Open and Free have 
excellent security records, Free appears to have better driver support, 
though it's still RC and some of the features appear more shoehorned 
than planned.

I don't think BGP support would be a good idea in m0n0 - mostly due to 
memory limits. I liked some of the AJAX / drag and drop rules ideas, but 
I'd also like to be able to configure more from the con - I don't always 
have access to nice browsers.

I have a day next week where I have to set up various types of firewall 
to show students, and I was planning on running bandwidth tests at the 
same time - different cards and OS to see where the differences really 
lie. Would the results be useful?

Frank