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 From:  VorsichtFalle <vorsichtfalle at arcor dot de>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall VS soho firewall
 Date:  Thu, 24 Nov 2005 09:46:37 +0100
Lee Sharp said the following on 24.11.2005 08:04:
> From: "Damien Hull" <dhull at digitaloverload dot net>
>> What's the difference between a soho firewall like linksys and m0n0wall?
>> Building an embedded system with monowall will cast about $200. I can 
>> buy a soho firewall for less.
> Real firewall, proxy arp, traffic shaping, captive portal, PPtP, IPSEC, 
> RADIUS, dynamic DNS, NTP.

Hi Damien,

apart from the features meantioned by Lee (you won't see all of them on
SoHo routers) you don't have to spend $200. I bought myself a Compaq
6350 (P2-350, 64MB, Floppy, CD-ROM, *no* HD) for 25 EUR and 2 x 3Com
3C905CX-TX NICs for 12 EUR (from eBay). Add about 20-30 EUR for a 4 or
8-Port Switch and voila: Total cost of ~70 EUR.

See, you could build yourself a far more featurerich firewall for a
lower price as a SoHo router. And by the way, the SoHo routers i owned
-before i setup my m0n0wall 2 weeks ago- were capable of max. 250
firewall states only, a true bottleneck if you do P2P. :)

Go for m0n0wall if you dare to, all i can say is that i truely fell in
love with it! :)

FYI, Compaq Mini-PC

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