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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 
have...

sau