> start choparp from /exec.php using a command line like the following:
> /usr/local/sbin/choparp <bsdlanifname> auto 10.0.0.128/30 &
just tested again using your hint - works like a charm - excellent!
Now, I'll move on and try to replace the IPSec tunnel by OpenVPN SSL
tunnel. If this too works (as I hope it will), then I plan to replace IP
routing by bridging in a final step.
The objective is to assemble an easy-to-use kit for some of our global
humanitarin operations where we can recycle surplus desktops as bridges
to safely interconnect LAN segments (Compaq Deskpro EN Small retrofitted
with cheap RTL8139 NICs and PCengine's IDE-CF adapters booting from CF
card - unfortunately the BIOS does not support booting from USB keys).
We already use Wireless LAN bridges (Cisco Aironet Multifunction Bridge
350) for extending LANs across towns - typically to link logistics bases
near airports and war hospitals to our main office campuses downtown.
Interestingly, I could not find yet any decent, functionally equivalent
bridges for the situation where the wireless link can be replaced by
some IP (Internet) connectivity. But m0n0wall seems to be a perfect fit!
If testing goes well, then we could have a first pilot bridge sporting
extremely low-cost m0n0walls up and running in a "production network"
abroad in a few weeks. This would be a nice case of Open Source software
directly facilitating humanitarian operations, saving us some money
which can be redirected to the victims of conflicts.
Thanks a lot for your work and support.