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 From:  "Dan Bond" <dan dot bond at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] $1000 prize for FreeBSD 6.1 port of m0n0wall
 Date:  Mon, 26 Jun 2006 17:47:25 +0100
As soon as it's in a buildable state, will there be alpha images
posted so people can start testing and finding bugs?

Dan

On 26/06/06, DuWayne C. Odom, Sr. <iceman at icenet dot org> wrote:
> I will check to see if I can get my hands on a net4801 or similar board to
> work on this project. I currently use the CDROM/PC based version, and have
> been very interested in working on an embedded setup.
>
> I look forward to becoming involved in this port of the project.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net]
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 2:26 PM
> To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall-dev] $1000 prize for FreeBSD 6.1 port of m0n0wall
>
> 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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