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 From:  Brian <bri at sonicboom dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Status report and outlook
 Date:  Sun, 01 May 2005 01:32:09 -0700
Manuel Kasper wrote:

>Now, here's what's going on with m0n0wall now: as I've already
>announced, the next beta release will be based on FreeBSD 4.11. Due
>to the rather unsatisfying experience with FreeBSD 5.3, it has been
>decided to postpone further experimentation with 5.x until a later
>date when it has hopefully become more mature. It is said that 5.4,
>which is due very soon, should improve network performance, but
>that'll have to be proven first.
>I think that the best way to continue is to work towards a 1.2
>release based on FreeBSD 4.11 first. Sure, we won't have Atheros
>support, but I'm not sure that those who wanted it are entirely happy
>with it now. I still believe that "real" access points connected to
>an Ethernet interface on m0n0wall provide a better solution than
>kludgy hostap stuff for most people, so wireless isn't a top priority
>(since we can't do much more than simply taking what FreeBSD has to
>offer anyway).
I actually prefer using an access point as opposed to integrated wifi 
drivers anyway, this allows you to focus on, umm, building a firewall??