Sure. I posted on both the mailing lists because M0n0wall and PFsense are the
two projects I'm mainly interested in.
I've been playing successfully with both M0n0wall end PFsense:
I'm using m0n0 where all the features added in PFsense are not needed, because
I feel (note that this is my personal feeling) M0n0 should be more stable,
and because a firewall should be as light and small as possible.
Sometimes the features available in PFSense have been the added value of the
About the substitution I'm planning: I would benefit of the PFSense added
features, but I also need a very stable platform. This is why I'm
investigating both the solutions.
The third and last opportunity I'm keeping in my mind as an alternative (in
case I'll see M0n0 and/or PFsense will not be the right solution to my
problems) is to build a copule of Gentoo boxes with FWBuilder on iptables
This third solution gives me more flexibility, but requires more and more time
to be ready and a bigger maintenance effort.
P.S.: I did not post the message on other places ;-)
And I hope neither I will. If I will means that I spent much time on not
suitable targets... and that my boss is going to be a :-)
> Dejavu. I just saw this exact message on the m0n0wall with
> On 6/6/06, Odette <odette dot nsaka at libero dot it> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I need to substitute our production firewall, and I'd like to use
> > PFsense which I've already successfully used for home or small office
> > environments.
> > The solution I'm going to substitute is based on Linux-iptables which
> > requires more than 1000 rules. I need more than 25 static routes, and 5
> > VPNs.
> > Furthermore, in the next future we are migrating 2 of 3 network branches
> > on Gbit.
> > I'd like to try with PFsense, but my boss (I'm sure) will kill me in the
> > event I spend half a week in setting up the new PFsense and writing down
> > all the rules to see that PFsense is not the right solution.
> > Is there a rules number limit or a session number limit implemented in
> > PFsense?
> > Does somebody have some expertize in similar situations?
> > Anybody able to supply info or suggenstions?
> > Tanks in advance
> > Odette