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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  Brian <bri at sonicboom dot org>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Status report and outlook
 Date:  Sun, 1 May 2005 12:31:53 -1000
On Apr 30, 2005, at 10:32 PM, Brian wrote:

> Manuel Kasper wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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??

But it makes it more difficult to do things like open a firewall rule 
for any authenticated wireless STA.