>In m0n0wall everything, or at least most of it is built around NAT
>and using the box as a router for internet lines where only one ore a
>>few IP addresses are available. This already does disqualify it as a
>solution for medium and bigger sized companies. Other things like
>PPPoE also indicate, that m0n0walls target user group is rather the
>adsl and cable ISP user than companies that connect their network to
>carriers with fibre lines.
Hey you forget the static ip option of M0n0wall which is well suitable
for fibre lines :)
>But hey, maybe this is the whole point about this discussion. Maybe
>the developers here should define what m0n0wall is about and who the
>target audience is, wheter it should be a cheap but powerfull
>firewall/router for everyone or a true substitute to checkpoint
>firewalls and cisco routers.
Who says M0n0wall isn't good for Enterprise use? FreeBSD certainly is!
IMHO I think that the most developing has been done by people working in
some kind of enterprise environment.
> Personally I think that it is futile to
>try to replace the later ones and that you can't build a box for home
>and soho use while also building the same system towards enterprise
>But I'm fine with a box that is geared towards enthusiast
>rather than towards enterprises. This is where m0n0wall really could
>find a solid user base.
Lets wait for the survey to end. I think we will be surprised which kind
of usergroup we have and stop this UPNP thread