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 From:  "Keith Redfield" <kredfield at airsurfwireless dot com>
 To:  <seth at pachai dot net>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting
 Date:  Tue, 11 Jan 2005 19:44:21 -0800
Hi Seth,
Nortel (nee Bay Networks) routers support OSPF, BGP and other nice large routing protocols for
handling Really Big Networks - roughly equivalent to Cisco's in that regard. I don't think m0n0 has
that on the drawling board per se - but on the other hand, it's intended use is as a perimeter, not
a core device. Perimeter devices don't really have any business doing much beyond advertising what's
behind them, and that's generally a smallish network. BGP peering might be nice, (for DNS)  but
still mostly overkill. 
The big routing protocols other main advantage beyond capacity is rapid convergence, which in a
hospital might be rather important...so even small networks sometimes use EIGRP, OSPF, etc.
(wannabe WASP l^)


From: Seth Rothenberg [mailto:seth at pachai dot net]
Sent: Tue 1/11/2005 7:01 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting

Chris Buechler said:
>  The only time I'd recommend a commercial solution over m0n0wall
>  is when there's some specific custom features that the client needs
> that can't be found in a non-commercial system.

I'm using m0n0wall to provide VPN service on a WISP (wannabe).
The VPN works, the IPSec tunnel between m0n0's works,
and recently I got port-forwarding working, so I can
soon phase out my pebble linux router.

In daylight, I'm a mild-mannered ...programmer
for a hospital.  They are a Nortel shop.
I would love to hear about people's experience in
choosing m0n0wall instead of Nortel or as a replacement
for Nortel or other commercial product.

When I mentioned m0n0wall to the big boss, he asked
how it handles routes.  I takie it he means large
scale routing tables.  I guess Nortel has tools for this?

(I am not in networks, I am just a serious sysadmin
on their network :-)


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