>> I haven't deployed a monowall yet, but I need a very reliable firewall
>> my network so the only time it should be rebooted is if I need to move
>> power cable! I haven't followed this thread, but how prevalant is the
>> and lockup issue?
> In all of my 30+ implementations I have had about 7 installation issues.
> I have only had 4 problems with existing installations. All were hardware
> problems. 2 were memory, and 2 were a power supply. Good hardware makes a
> big difference. A good used business class machine (I have a bunch of
> Dell GX200 SFF machines) will do better than a new budget box. In the
> past I have recommended some $40 SFF cases. I would no longer do so,
> because the power supplies are just poor. (2 that went bad, and 1 that
> was bad at the beginning, out of about 10) And my machines only reboot
> for firmware upgrades.
I am with Lee here. Although I have experienced the lockups I still
recommend m0n0wall as much as I can. I believe those of us that have seen
this issue have very unique cases. Either hardware issues or some
configuration that caused an issue when upgrading. Like I said, I have
tried different hardware platforms and the only thing that has stayed the
same is my config file. Three out of 4 units run great with 90+ days
uptime. It's only this one configuration, which I am rebuilding from
scratch on a 1.22 machine as we speak...