I was able to burn the CD image and boot a new SunFire V20z (2 cpu, AMD
Opteron 64 system, w/2 gigabit ethernet interfaces -- bge0, bge1) into
m0n0wall and was able to successfully introduce latency and bandwidth
constraints through the GUI.
I must say that this software is very impressive and I look forward to
having some time to contribute some code. I am very pleased with the
functionality, the GUI, the fact that it just works, etc.
I also have to say that testing the field of hardware traffic shapers this
is a steal, a $2,100 2 way 1U system, with 2 pci-x slots you could get a
total of 10 gigabit ethernet ports, 1gb of ram and all the key features.
You're easily talking $25k+ for a dedicated hardware solution approaching
those kind of specs.
Some features that could be nice additions to m0n0wall:
NAS w/RAID: The ability for the box to share out its disks on the LAN side
and offer RAID performance/redundancy -- if I'm going to run this at home it
would be nice to only have one piece of hardware up and running and this
would be a great feature.
Remote Backup: Ability to mount filesystems from remote shares and create
backups on disk or tape.
LDAP Server: Ability to be a single sign on device via LDAP
DNS: A gui to being an actual DNS server with the zone files being
maintained on the floppy/flashram
Snoop interface: The ability to create snoops rules similar to the traffic
shaping and be able to activate them and turn them off. The snoop data could
be stored in ram and the file could be saved via the web interface to be
used by Ethereal.
If there was a SPARC build maybe those $200 1u Sun Netra's on e-bay would
have some use...
Anyhow this is a beautiful project, thank the maker!