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 From:  "John Stoffel" <john at stoffel dot org>
 To:  Paul Taylor <PaulTaylor at winn dash dixie dot com>
 Cc:  John Stoffel <john at stoffel dot org>, Max Khitrov <max at mxserve dot net>, m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] Replacement for CPU/Memory graph
 Date:  Tue, 18 Oct 2005 12:12:52 -0400
Paul> I respectfully disagree, John...  I think Monowall should
Paul> provide as easy-to-use and as polished of an interface as
Paul> possible...

I'm glad we're having this discussion.  And I'd like to modify my
stand to be the following actually:

 - full SNMP support, with TRAPS.  This is key to me.
 - the Memory/CPU graph could be in something less dynamic which is
   more widely supported in browsers. 

Paul> Monowall shouldn't be a project that just techie guys like us
Paul> use.  It should attract others who are interested in a hardware
Paul> firewall.  I know that when I first looked at a standalone
Paul> firewall for home use I was attracted to the Watchguard units
Paul> because they were easy to use and had a decent looking web
Paul> interface.  Only after I got my SOHO6 I found out the
Paul> limitations that it has.  If Monowall keeps the interface easy
Paul> to navigate and use, I think it will only grow in popularity.

I agree, keeping it simple to use is a good thing.  

Paul> As for SVG, I think we should keep it...  I'm almost certain
Paul> that the new Firefox beta (1.5) has built-in support for SVG...
Paul> Adding SVG support to IE was as easy as following the link in
Paul> Monowall.  I think adding it to Safari was equally easy.
Paul> (Though I think the latest version of Safari might have native
Paul> support, but I'm not sure)

I'm not wild about SVG, though as more and more browsers support it
natively, it will become a moot point.

My desires for m0n0 are:

	- full SNMP support
	- NTP server
	- better VOIP shaping support
	- WRAP support continued
	- logout button on Web GUI.  I know this has been hashed
	  before, but I still think it's wrong.

John