Do you know if the Watchguards are performing application layer filtering as
Windows 2003 with SP1 uses a slightly different format of RPC that some
firewalls will drop:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Freeman" <aaronpc at pccreations dot net>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:09 AM
Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall vs Watchguard
A friend of mine has a bundled T1 and he has replication issue botween two
Windows 2003 servers. The sites have the following firewalls, one running
FireBox 1000 the other running a soho6. Both Watchguard.
When I do a speedtest behind the Watchguard the speeds are consistantly
When I put both location behind a m0n0wall running on a Dell OptiPlex GX150
my average speed is 2.8 MB/2.8MB with no replication issues.
I have spoken to both Watchguard and Microsoft and the each point the finger
at each other.
I have proven that the Watchguard is the problem. How do I prove to my
friend that m0n0wall is a valid business solution? Or am I incorrect in my
Thank you for any input possible.