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 From:  Falcor <falcor at netassassin dot com>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] $1000 prize for FreeBSD 6.1 port of m0n0wall
 Date:  Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:09:32 -0500
I have two Soekris 4801s on my test network and wold be willing to run a 
number of tests, to include IPSEC and PPtP VPN setups and modify any 
documents accordingly.  I do not have 6.1 installed on any boxes, but if 
this is the way dev is going I will nuke my 4.1 dev box and rebuild.

Let me know what needs to be tested and documented, I am happy to help 
as I really like m0n0wall and the project. 

-Francisco


Manuel Kasper wrote:

>Hello m0n0wall developers,
>
>as most of you have probably noticed, development on m0n0wall is
>currently moving very slowly, or (some might argue) not at all. I
>realize that this is partly my fault - in the very beginnings of
>m0n0wall, it was only me who did m0n0wall development, and it took me
>a long time to get something as simple as a Subversion repository
>going to facilitate collaboration.
>
>When I started m0n0wall back in 2002, I was just an apprentice with
>way too much spare time on his hands. A lot has changed since then,
>and I find it increasingly hard to set aside time to work on
>m0n0wall. I'd still like to do a complete overhaul on m0n0wall
>sometime, but a solution for the near future is needed now.
>
>We've been talking about producing a FreeBSD 6-based version of
>m0n0wall for a long time now, and while some attempts have been made,
>we haven't gotten very far. The demand for it is definitely there
>though - the reports of new hardware (NICs or whatever) that doesn't
>work with our trusty old FreeBSD 4.11 are getting more and more
>frequent. So, I thought it's time to provide an incentive for someone
>to make it happen.
>
>Whoever is first to deliver a complete FreeBSD 6.1-based version of
>m0n0wall, subject to the following conditions, will receive USD 1000
>from the m0n0wall project. This prize has been made possible thanks
>to a few recent sizeable donations that aren't needed for the upkeep
>of m0n0.ch at this time.
>
>
>Conditions:
>
>- all existing m0n0wall features (as of m0n0wall 1.22) must work and
>*be tested*. It's become obvious that lots of alpha releases won't
>get us very far in a reasonable amount of time. There's pretty much
>nothing in m0n0wall that can't be tested in a small test environment
>consisting of a few FreeBSD boxes, or even virtual machines. Even
>things like PPTP and PPPoE on WAN can be tested like this (there's a
>PPPoE server under FreeBSD, for example)
>
>- the help of people on the mailing lists may be enlisted of course
>(e.g. to test the images for Soekris/WRAP boards)
>  
>- all submitted work must be put under the m0n0wall (BSD-style)
>license
>
>- either ipfilter 4 or pf may be used as a packet filter
>
>- images for generic-pc, CD-ROM, WRAP, net45xx and net48xx that can
>be applied to a 1.22 box using the webGUI firmware upgrade function
>(except for CD-ROM of course) must be provided - although if possible
>with the current state of the FreeBSD kernel/bootloader, some of
>these may be merged together if practical (e.g. WRAP and net48xx)
>
>- all information necessary to repeat the build procedure (file
>lists, patches, source code, kernel configs, compilation parameters,
>etc.) must be provided so that we can build further m0n0wall releases
>(see http://doc.m0n0.ch/dev for ideas)
>
>- ideas and code may be taken from pfSense and other projects (if
>they're OK with it), but this must be declared clearly
>
>- in case of multiple participants: I strongly suggest that you
>coordinate via m0n0wall-dev and join forces, but in any case, the
>first *complete* submission will win the prize
>
>- the prize will be paid via PayPal in one single payment to the
>account specified by the winning participant
>
>- all submissions must be sent to mk at neon1 dot net (CC to m0n0wall-dev
>suggested)
>
>- if no submissions have been made by October 31, 2006, the offer ends
>
>- my decision will be final as to what constitutes a complete
>submission and whose submission was the first one
>
>
>If you'd like to participate, please announce your intention on
>m0n0wall-dev so that we can keep track of who's working on the port.
>
>Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com> has already done a considerable
>amount of work on the FreeBSD 6 port - it's up to him whether he
>wants to complete it on his own or together with other people.
>
>Finally, I have a spare WRAP.1B (and maybe also a net4801) board
>available that I'd be ready to lend to a serious participant for
>testing.
>
>Good luck!
>
>- Manuel
>
>
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