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 From:  "Chris Dickens" <chris at object dash zone dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, "'Manuel Kasper'" <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  "'Dinesh Nair'" <dinesh at alphaque dot com>, <demo at lanrental dot com>, <insane at asylumlan dot com>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] any plans on switching to pf?
 Date:  Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:19:14 -0500
I recently utilized m0n0wall to firewall an event with 200 gamers at the
18th AsylumLAN event in Evansville, IN.  m0n0's traffic management features
allowed the connection to run fantastically with thousands of simultaneous
connections to the internet.  An application known as STEAM which maintains
a constant connection with Valve software's servers to keep game software up
to date was easily tamed by m0n0's traffic shaping/queuing facilities.  Many
participants personally came to me and congratulated me on the
responsiveness of our internet access for 200 gamers.  This was a tremendous
boost for m0n0wall as well as me.

The success of this event was recently featured on Tom's Hardware Guide, a
site garnering around 2 million page impressions per day.

Story/coverage is here:


I am featured in the first image configuring network hardware, in the second
image, my business partner (left) and the party's owner (right) are
discussing how the firewall solution works.  The firewall is the Compaq
Deskpro located below the Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Point (also provided
by LANrental.com).

Unfortunately, I still haven't received any solutions to problems I've had
in the past with m0n0 in a server hosted environment where NAT bouncing is
required.  Resolving this problem should be the focus of the entire team in
my opinion.  With that problem out of the way, there's no way to stop
m0n0wall in any typical firewall scenario that I can imagine.  Details:

--Chris (AlexKidd) Dickens

-----Original Message-----
From: Dinesh Nair [mailto:dinesh at alphaque dot com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:02 AM
To: Peter Curran
Cc: Manuel Kasper; m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] any plans on switching to pf?

On 10/11/2004 19:16 Peter Curran said the following:
> As for Theo - well I have to agree that the guy is a looney :-) It is 
> aggravating that this means slow progress in integrating some new 
> features (VRRP, NAT-T, etc) until the OpenBSD team come up with their 
> own unencumbered solution.  But, these features don't exist in FreeBSD 
> anyway!

if it's of any help, i spoke to theo about m0n0wall and how it was used as 
the main gateway router for our recently concluded hackinthebox security 
conference in october, and he was impressed by it. theo was down in kl, 
malaysia as one of the keynote speakers.

Regards,                           /\_/\   "All dogs go to heaven."
dinesh at alphaque dot com                (0 0)    http://www.alphaque.com/
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