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 From:  Daniele Guazzoni <daniele dot guazzoni at gcomm dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] OS platform
 Date:  Thu, 02 Feb 2006 00:58:19 +0100
This is for Manuel :-)

What is the status in regards of the poll we did last year ?
Are already any action planned or even already done (like various OS 
evaluations,...) ?


Frederick Page wrote:
> Hallo Holger,
> Holger Bauer schrieb am 30. January 2006:
>>Just to stop this discussion before it has started please read the
>>following ;-)
>>http://www.mail-archive.com/discussion at pfsense dot com/msg00983.html
> I have. I also agree with what is said there.
>>>So m0n0wall will too move to FreeBSD 6.x?
> I might have been unclear with this from my previous mail. I
> understand the different goals for both projects and am not
> questioning the fork itself, I am questioning the FreeBSD choice for
> m0n0wall.
> While FBSD might be the way to go for a project designed for modern
> machines with potent CPUs and all kinds of hardware, the availability
> of hardware drivers is not as important on an embedded system like
> Wrap or Soekris.
> The future is undoubtably pf (plus related software) and CARP. All of
> which are developed on OpenBSD, the same OpenBSD that has it's primary
> focus on security. The same OpenBSD that strives for the most perfect
> and most bug-free code, all of which goals are obviously shared by our
> esteemed Manuel himself.
> There is a reason why the other BSD flavours drop their previous
> methods of packet filtering/processing and porting OpenBSD's software
> to their platforms. Would it not make more sense to use pf, etc. in
> their "native habitat"?
> I know about Theo deRaadt's reputation, I also know about cr.yp.to
> (developer of tinyDNS), but their code should be what matters. I am
> honestly surprised to see alpha versions of 1.3 m0n0wall with FreeBSD
> kernel.
> Best regards   Frederick
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