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 From:  Dan Bond <dan dot bond at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.2b8
 Date:  Sun, 29 May 2005 13:58:31 +0100
Thank you, all the work is much appreciated. Upgraded fine and seems
to be running ok. Have enabled polling to see how that goes, but does
anyone have any suggestions whether the default values as mentioned in
the man page are good or if there's something more appropriate.


On 5/29/05, Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net> wrote:
> Yes, it has finally happened: m0n0wall 1.2b8 is out, and as announced
> earlier, it's again based on FreeBSD 4.11 (since it has been
> determined that the few advantages that FreeBSD 5.3 brought weren't
> worth living with the inferior performance and other problems that
> crept up). Chris Buechler and his team have done some preliminary
> testing on it, and no major problems have been found so far.
> The changes since 1.2b7 (other than going back to FreeBSD 4.11)
> mostly consist of fixes to the captive portal, as well as several
> kernel-level fixes contributed by Fred Wright (ipfilter window
> scaling, ipnat ICMP checksum adjustment, DP83815 short cable bug
> workaround, etc.). Support for device polling is compiled into the
> kernel as well, although it's not enabled by default. Those who would
> like to experiment with it can enable it using sysctl (see FreeBSD's
> polling manpage).
> Note that because 1.2b8 is based on FreeBSD 4.x, it won't support
> Atheros-based wireless NICs, so if you absolutely need to use one,
> you'll have to keep using 1.2b7 for the time being.
> Until m0n0wall 1.2 is out, the focus is on stability, not lots of new
> features, so m0n0wall 1.2 will most likely consist of 1.2b8 + bug
> fixes + some minor improvements. After that, it'll be time to discuss
> the future of m0n0wall.
> Detailed change log and downloads:
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/beta.php
> Also, as promised, a complete guide to building a m0n0wall image from
> scratch is now available:
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/docbook-current/image-guide.html
> While I put much effort into making sure that the guide is complete
> and accurate, it's possible that there are some minor mistakes. If
> you find any, please report them. The primary intention is not that
> people will use the guide to actually build their own images from
> scratch, but to document and preserve all the details so that people
> who would like to make changes to an existing image can see how
> m0n0wall and all of its parts are built.
> Enjoy,
> Manuel
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