now, that i had a packed week, a kind of a m0n0wall boot camp, setting
up 4 boxes at 2 different sites, i want to share some observations.
But first of all a big thank you to all the developers - m0n0 is a great
piece of software, really.
Now to my few cents:
* Sometimes the DNS forwarder does not respond correctly. It appends the
box's domain name to some queries.So, if you do â€žhost www.xyz.comâ€ś on an
attached host, the responder looks up www.xyz.com.monodomain.tld, which
obviously will fail. Workaround: enter momodomain.tld. with a trailing
dot. (I tried with osX and win XP as clients)
* OpenVPN will end up hanging during authentication, dropping
â€žunroutableâ€ś packets, if the monowall cannot resolve domain names
correctly. Don't ask why. Fixing the dns in the general section helped.
(VPN/internal router 1.2b3 using static IP behind monowall DSL gateway
* Hopping from field to field using Tab on the keyboard is not really
workable. A lot of the fields cannot be reached, they are skipped. That
said, i don't know, if that can be influenced (i use firefox) at all, as
"it's web enbled!".
* OpenVPN: if i use it on a /24 net, and set its client max to 5, it
responds, not to be able to operate. Obviously client means â€žclient IP
adressâ€ś - if you know, that OpenVPN uses a lot of Ips for one client
connection, then the error message makes sense...
I know, i work with beta software, this is the reason i report this to
the list. As i am not a programmer, my hope is, that developers and
world can use this info to get around some quirks more easily.
I try to upgrade to newer version as soon as i have the time on my
private site, so i can see if i can reproduce the issues.
Big plus plus goes out to the idea of having it all in an xml file to
configure: the whole up- down and aroundgrading worked like a charm - i
wouldn't expect this to be so smooth. Just great.
So, please go on with making m0n0 such a great system,
all the best