On 11/19/05, Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net> wrote:
> Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com> has been working hard to produce a
> FreeBSD 6.0-based alpha version of m0n0wall so that we can better
> evaluate its features, performance and implications on future
> development. Thanks, Dinesh!
Very cool! Thanks Dinesh!
> Just to make it clear: this is an *ALPHA* version, and it is only
> intended for use by people with some knowledge about FreeBSD. Certain
> things don't work yet, for example DHCP on WAN.
That's a show stopper for me, for extensive testing on the Internet at least.
pfsense recently moved back to 5.x's ISC dhclient, because the OpenBSD
dhclient ported over is unstable at best. It would routinely crash
for many people under many different circumstances (and stock FreeBSD
has the same issues). Replacing it with ISC dhclient immediately
fixed all the problems. If you look through the FreeBSD list
archives, there are many complaints about the new dhclient.
As for 20 Mb throughput, last I checked with pf, FreeBSD 6 is almost
50% faster than that. OpenBSD can get a bit more than 20 Mb through a