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
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?