david davidson wrote:
> I noticed that pfSense is a fork of the m0n0wall project.
> As I am new to both Linux and BSD, can someone explain why pfSense split from m0n0wall, and how
both of these distros differ is design or goals from, say, IPcop.
> Is pfSense "better" than m0n0wall? What does better mean is this context?
> Which should i use for a new installation?
> Thank you,
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This is as balanced a view as you are going to get
Why the fork? What's wrong with m0n0wall?
m0n0wall is a great system, but with a different focus. With its focus
towards embedded systems, m0n0wall's design makes it difficult to take
advantage of the capabilities of faster hardware with more storage
space. The one main area where this is apparent is additional
functionality. pfSense has packaging functionality that allows nearly
limitless expandability of functionality. In addition pfSense features
mulitple WAN support, CARP Clustering, and much more.
There will be some situations where m0n0wall will be more suitable than
pfSense, even after we reach a stable release.
For more information, see this message from m0n0wall's founder:
Last update: 2005-12-27 20:02
Author: Chris Buechler