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 From:  Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] How / why is pfSense different from m0n0wall?
 Date:  Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:37:50 +0200
On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 09:49:58PM -0700, david davidson wrote:

> Ahh. So pfSense is not well tested yet... I see.

Anecdotally (personally; caveat: I'm not a power user) 
pfsense is just as stable as m0n0 (I run it on wrap).
> Hmm...  WLAN seems like a pretty basic basic
> requirement for a SOHO FW/router combo. (?)
> What about a hardware crypto helper?

I run my wrap with a soekris mini-pci crypto accelerator.
Overkill on my residential ADSL line, but I like low
CPU loads.
> I realize the BSD and Linux are different, but I have
> a very limited understanding of the differences.

Very different. Notice that pfsense uses pf, just as OpenBSD
(and now NetBSD).
> From a technical perspective, what are the various
> pros and cons of BSD vs. Linux in the context of a
> m0n0/pf/ipcop kind of project?

I would suggest to run *BSD on your firewall, just for
diversity's sake. Also, the track shows *BSD has fewer

If you run a rare system, a secure system, on weird hardware,
you've got about all of your bases covered but not knowing
what you're doing.

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