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 From:  Punky <punkytse at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] New concept/architecture: "m0n0AP" preview
 Date:  Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:56:36 +0800
Hi Manuel,

I had been looking at the codes these weeks and had made some
modification to build it on Linux as well.  As I read the code and I
understand that the new architecture is so modulized so that getting
Linux support is easy.  I would like to let you know that I am going
to work on Linux support and is willing to contribute the code.  What
is your view on it and are you going to accept any patch for Linux
support?  We may discuss this off-list.

Currently, it is my progress so far:
- m0n0cored runs on Linux
- all modules compiled successfully on Linux.

FYI, I am the founder of Voyage Linux.


On 6/24/07, Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> my diploma thesis is now officially finished, and so I thought it's
> time to release the piece of software that we (Daniel Spörri and I)
> came up with. As I'd mentioned on the m0n0wall-dev mailing list
> before, the initial idea was to port the existing functionality of
> m0n0wall to the new architecture described in an earlier term paper
> (http://m0n0.ch/wall/development.php - yes, I know, most of it still
> hasn't been translated yet...). However, that wasn't permissible, and
> anyway, it would probably have been too much work in the available
> time, what with all the documentation that had to be written as well.
> So instead, we settled on applying the new concept/architecture to a
> software package for (FreeBSD based) wireless access points. The
> result is called "m0n0AP" and uses a core daemon written in C++ that
> can load modules (also written in C++) dynamically at runtime. All
> external communication (such as between the core and the GUI) is done
> via XML-RPC over HTTP, and there are other gimmicks as well (such as
> certificate-based digital signatures on modules and system images,
> meta/dependency information in XML files, a neat PHP-based web
> interface, etc.).
> Some screenshots:
> http://m0n0.ch/ap/screens
> If you're feeling really adventurous, you can download a CF/HD image
> that should run on most generic PCs, WRAPs and Soekrises here:
> http://m0n0.ch/ap/m0n0ap-preview1.img (13.6 MB)
> Note that at least a 256 MB disk is required due to the generous
> partition layout and the fact that it doesn't use a compressed MFS
> root file system (unlike m0n0wall). Also, only Atheros-based radios
> are supported. The default user name/password is admin/mono.
> Let me stress that this software is in an experimental stage, and
> it's not clear whether any further development will be done on it.
> It's simply intended to be a working practical example of the
> proposed new architecture.
> The source code (or rather a dump of the repository) is available here:
> http://m0n0.ch/ap/repos-r278.tgz
> Now - after writing all the code for m0n0AP, I'm not sure whether the
> new architecture would be a good fit for m0n0wall. It would be a huge
> amount of work to port all existing functionality, and at least to
> me, the advantages of modularizing everything are not evident. So for
> the time being, I think it's best to try to come up with a stable
> m0n0wall 1.3 based on the old architecture, and then maybe think
> about major changes again.
> So long,
> Manuel
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