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 From:  Ron Rosson <ron at oneinsane dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.2b5
 Date:  Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:31:19 -0600
Any plans on switching to pf for the default firewall software?


On 2/22/05 3:16 PM, "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I've finally found the time to make a new m0n0wall beta release:
> 1.2b5! I'm sorry that it took so long.
> Before anyone asks: 1.2b4 has been skipped since I made a non-public
> release with that version number and don't want to cause further
> confusion.
> I'm happy to report that m0n0wall 1.2b5 is the first release to be
> based on FreeBSD 5.3, rather than the old (and stable) 4.x series. So
> far, the transition has gone much better than I expected, and even
> though a lot of little nasty issues have shown up again (things like
> the dreaded ipf/ipfw processing order issue [fixed]) or are yet to
> show up, I'm confident that FreeBSD 5.3 provides a good base
> operating system for m0n0wall in the future. Each and every binary
> has been recompiled and all patches (kernel, userland and 3rd party
> programs) have been carefully reviewed and either thrown out (as was
> - luckily - the case for some kernel patches) or modified to make
> them work with 5.3.
> FreeBSD 5.3 finally gives us, among other things, support for
> Atheros-based 11a/b/g wireless cards. I've made the necessary
> adjustments to the webGUI and conducted a few basic tests.
> I still have several contributed patches lying around, waiting to be
> integrated. Also, Fred Wright's ipfilter window scaling and IPsec new
> SA preferral patches aren't in this release yet because they may need
> changes for 5.3 (especially the IPsec one). Furthermore, the OpenVPN
> support in this release may be broken, but it'll be replaced by a
> reworked version (that doesn't clobber the optional interfaces
> configuration anymore) as soon as Peter Curran gives me the go-ahead.
> All of these things will probably happen in the next release - for
> now, I wanted to focus on moving to 5.3.
> Note that 32 MBs of RAM are now definitely no longer enough to run
> 1.2b5 (it's been marginal even with earlier versions). Also, 1.2b5 is
> definitely *NOT* for use in production environments (unless you call
> your home network a production environment too ;). I've tested each
> image on the corresponding platform to make sure that it at least
> boots, but that's about it. You've been warned.
> Last but not least, make sure that your browser isn't using an old
> version of the webGUI CSS (clear the cache if needed), as there have
> been some changes (most notably on the firewall rule page).
> Please see the m0n0wall home page for the detailed change log and the
> downloads:
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/beta.php
> Enjoy!
> - Manuel
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Ron Rosson
ron at oneinsane dot net