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 From:  Dennis Karlsson <dennis at denniskarlsson dot com>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.2b5
 Date:  Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:56:24 +0100
Hi Manuel

I can't get beta5 to work with incoming connections while the Traffic 
Shaper is enabled.
I've tried to "Install/Update" it too. Is it borked?

/ Dennis

Manuel Kasper skrev:

>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
>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
>- Manuel
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