<my 2 cents>I switched from Smoothwall to m0n0 because m0n0 is heavy duty but very light weight. The
operating system that it runs on makes no difference to me. I was tired of all the useless logging
(and rules that did not make sense) plus having to use a PC to run the firewall. M0n0 quietly sits
in my rack and works, it uses little power even though I use a dual processor MB. Its also very easy
to maintain and update. The chances of ever seeing a requested feature showing up in Smoothwall is
0, the only feature I'd currently like to see in m0n0 is multiple WAN support and I don't mean for
load balancing or failover.
</my 2 cents>
On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 23:49:27 +0800, Dr Who wrote:
> Hi folks...
> I've used smoothwall for about one year and move to m0n0 one year
> because principally I move all servers from Linux to FreeBSD.
> Yesterday evening, while with some friends for a beer, we was
> talking about
> firewall...and of course the question arrived to me :
> "m0n0 ? why m0n0 and not IPCOP" ?
> Even I've tried to explain the pro of m0n0, etc... I've been not
> able to
> tell straight a strong valid reason, except that is based on FreeBSD
> (instead of linux), its development style, etc...
> Driving back home, I realized, as often happen that I should have
> said more
> to validate the power of M0n0, but I failed...
> So I would like to know from those of you who previously used
> IPCOP,SMOOTHWALL and any other linux based firewall, why you
> shifted to M0n0
> and why m0n0 (iyho) is better than linux.
> I don't want to open a flame, a war...or anthing else similar.
> I'm an happy m0n0 user, just need your valid experience.
> Of course if this is not going to waste your time...
> Otherwise sorry...
> Thank you