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 From:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] wallwatcher
 Date:  Sun, 17 Apr 2005 10:25:26 -0400
Don Munyak wrote:
> My initial thoughts about WallWatcher (WW).
> 
> 1. I installed two relatively small files on a windows XP
workstation.
> The instructions for setup are pretty clear. The help documentation
is
> pretty extensive. I found the install to be pretty easy.
> 
> 2. Setup..again pretty easy, as long as you remember to disable the
> current syslogd running on the system :) AND very flexible with
> respect to displays, alerts, what's logged...etc.
> 
> 3. Alerts in the log capture screen can be sorted on the fly simply
by
> clicking the column header. I reports Inbound, Outbound, IP, FQDN,
> Port...etc
> 
> 4. Reporting can generate graphical reports by many different
> values...IP, WAN, LAN, Port.
> 
> 5. WW can use SNMP for Bandwidth Useage reporting. The capture rate
> can be set at whatever interval you need. WW can also generate a
> graphical report for bandwidth useage.
> 
> To go on would be to reproduce the help file. There's tons more
> features. I spent about an hour playing with WW. I like it and I
plan
> to continue using it. If what you need is firewall logging and
> reporting AND it needs to be easy and cheap, WW is worth looking
into.
> 
> It's just my opinion, but I think it should be added to the docbook
> section 10.7 logging
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/docbook/ref-logging.html
> 
> The one nice thing that KIWI does, that WW does not do is report the
> Filter rule (@17, @3...etc)
> 
> btw...This was tested using m0n0wall v 1.11, for a small office. WW
> was loaded on a windows XP box. Our interent connection is froma
> fractional T-1.
> 
> - Don

If you are running XPSP2 don't forget to allow UDP port 514 to the
Windows Firewall (or any such SW firewall) like did - maybe I should
of RTFM...

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James W. McKeand