The author is implying something be developed with m0n0 simplicity and reliability for the task
of spam filtering. I personally think it is an excellent idea since spam filtering is a nightmare
to set up. A CF image that maintains state as well as HD would be possible. Either full blown
postfix or fetchmail/getmail running with a POP/IMAP frontend and Spam Assassin would be sweet.
User configuration would be done through webgui. It hits the sweet spot of SOHO where there
wouldn't be a huge amount of accounts, so CF is possible. Obviously going off on such a tangent
would only relate to m0n0 for inspiration but it is a good idea none the less. If anyone is
interested in working on such a development I'd love to help.
anti-spam should be on a mail server. . .
Yeah. I can see that.
Additionally, I noticed that there is Loadbalancing / High Availability
on the wish list. Moreover, while I originally thought it would be a
great feature to add; now I'm not so sure. I think that should be a
different project entirely-- and boy someone needs to jump on it.
I've tired just about every "free" solution out there: "Red Hat E3" (and
"TAO"), "Ultramonkey", "lvs-kiss", "lvs gui", straight up "ipvsadmn"; as
well as Zeus and Loadbalancer.org (which, was the only one I got to
actually work-- but it costs $1700 US). I've gone so far as to write my
own GUI front end to ipvsadmn (I'm one of those Java snobs), but I
haven't finished yet, and I'll probably never finish it.
If m0n0wall is any indication of the programming prowess of the
developers, then a separate NLB / HA solution would be the cat's meow.