If all you want to do is routing, with no firewall rules, and you dont mind
a unix shell plus a cisco like
interface the try the monoBSD which comes with
the zebra routing package built in. That will run RIP, OSPF, or BGP quite
nicely. I use this
in my wireless network. I replaced the Teletronics firmware with it and it
is much more stable.
The teletronics wireless units run on an oem Soekris board.
From: Keith Redfield [mailto:kredfield at airsurfwireless dot com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 7:44 PM
To: seth at pachai dot net; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] M0n0wall Consulting
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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