m0n0wall does not have the IDS, Squid Proxy, and ssh (natively) access.
Otherwise m0n0wall is rock solid and without bloat. The DHCP is just as easy
to run on m0n0wall as it is on Smoothwall.
You will need to run the IDS and Squid processing elsewhere if you want to
run m0n0wall on a small package like the Soekris/Wrap boards.
Note: If you're looking for more stuff and in a FreeBSD box, look at
pFsense. If want it all on a Linux box, try Endian firewall rather than
From: Brian McEntire [mailto:brian dot mcentire at gmail dot com]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 10:12 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Monowall comparison to Smoothwall Express?
I'm very impressed with Monowall and will probably replace my home f/w
(Smoothwall Express) with it. I am using the DHCP server on Smoothwall and I
see Monowall has that functionality listed as one of it's features.
Has anyone made this switch? Are there any features you used in Smoothwall
that you had to implement somewhere else on your network b/c they weren't
part of Monowall? I'm just looking out for gotchas that might not be obvious
at first glance.