Connection: Satellite broadband with static IP address
Firewall: m0n0wall, with mostly default settings
Clients: Windows XP Pro
Crossover cable from satellite modem to external NIC on m0n0wall, and
ordinary patch cable from internal NIC on m0n0wall to 16-port switch.
m0n0wall as DHCP server to LAN
Internet working properly.
I have just migrated from Smoothwall Express to m0n0wall and I have an
urgent question for you. The firewall is up and running over an hour now
but until a few minutes ago there were no entries in the firewall log, as
though it was blocking nothing. I have Kerio as a software firewall on my
Windows XP client and it was blocking traffic from the outside for nearly an
hour! And just now I see five entries in my firewall log on m0n0wall yet I
have changed nothing! Should this be happening? It's as though the
firewall took an hour to wake up, and but for the fact I had Kerio running
as well I would have been left totally exposed.
Smoothwall seemed to record frequent attacks. Is it just that m0n0wall
doesn't log all types of attack, or am I missing something altogether?
Any help much appreciated.