Wouldn't that be more easy to implement if the next version of m0n0wall would have
separate firewall and management processes. If I remember correctly this was
something that was discussed when talking about m0n0wall 3.
Something like a soap-xml access to the config process would be helpful when
managing large numbers of firewalls from a central point. You could even schedule
firmware upgrades and copy users (not captive portal but the role manager) from
one template file on such a management machine.
The posibilities are endless. However, when you try to create such management
software now, posting variables to certain php pages, changing the structure even
a little bit would render such an application useless.
On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:55:19 -0700, Chris Flugstad wrote
> As to the people who responded about editing the xml files. That is a
> way to do it. Just very time consuming. What the question was, was to
> automate and manage remotely. Editing a file and logging into each and
> every box would take hours, as well as confusion of which boxes you had
> already logged into. If you had 30 boxes like Lee here, you'd
> understand why load config files manually would suck.
> Basically, Im wondering if there is the ability to have a server that
> could issue config files, and to load the m0n0wall with a basic config
> file which would allow it to boot up and accept a new config file. This
> would make easy for setting up multiple boxes a day. Also, if you have
> a change to make across the board, on 30-100 boxes, you dont wanna do
> that manually. If you dont have a problem, you can volunteer to work
> for me ;)
> thanks guys, and keep me posted lee