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 From:  sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk>
 To:  jesse at wingnet dot net
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: FreeBSD 5.3 Released
 Date:  Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:16:29 +0500
Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Chris Buechler wrote:
>>Probably the thing the most people are looking for is driver support
>>for 802.11g cards.
> Sorry to revive an old thread like this, but this is on my mind a lot
> now that FreeBSD 5.3 is RELEASE quality and so far I haven't seen any
> mention of m0n0wall developers considering 5.x yet.
> The advantages I'd primarily be looking for in a 5.x kernel based m0n0wall
> are mostly hardware support related. The SMP thing is really nice too, as
> it would open the door to using m0n0wall as a full blown core router!
> 802.11a/g cards are available in 5.3, as are NDIS cards. Also available
> only on 5.3, AFAICT are the AES capable soekris hardware encryption cards.
> I'm pretty sure you can only run the vpn14xx cards under 5.x.
> Plus, 5.x has much improved firewire and usb support, which can be potential
> network device connection mediums. (FreeBSD's ethernet-over-firewire is non-
> standard though) And I think Bluetooth support is new in 5.x.
> I've seen a few companies making T1 CSU/DSU cards available for FreeBSD
> too. This adds to the core router idea. They're not likely to work under 4.x.
> So are the primary developer(s) thinking about 5.3 yet? How difficult
> would it be to move to 5.x, or better yet, support both kernels with the
> same base system?

don't think it would be a good idea to support 2 kernels... however USB 
support would be nice for me. Our phone company in now issuing for free 
ISDN modems that have USB connectors. This is the only ISDN modem they