I would like to thank Manuel Kasper for the super job he has done on the
m0n0wall firewall. I have been using OpenBSD on Soekris boxes for a while
now but I was hesitant to try the m0n0wall image because it was using
FreeBSD. I would have preferred that it be written using OpenBSD because
they are very proactive about security. I am curious as to why FreeBSD was
chosen over OpenBSD?
Anyway, I installed the image onto my Soekris flash and had a working
firewall within minutes - no bugs, no hassles. Very impressive! Next, I
configured IPSec into my client's OpenBSD firewall and again... it was
working within minutes - very impressive!
One thought I had was that it would be nice if you could add a custom text
message which would be displayed in the big white space on the Status ->
System page. This could be used for anything ranging from a descriptive
message about the router, or a security message alerting users that the
router is for authorized use only and contains private confidential
information, blah blah blah... Maybe this would be setup on the System ->
General Setup page.