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 From:  Josh McCormack <joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com>
 To:  M0N0Wall firewall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] everything but firewall commercial target
 Date:  Thu, 29 Jan 2004 22:24:33 -0500
Hilton Travis wrote:

> Hi Josh,
> 
> On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 00:10, joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com wrote:
> 
>>Here's a commercial product those who are interested in making an all but
>>firewall box could evaluate and compare to: Linksys EFG120 
>>(http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=35&prid=555)
>>    $850
>>    NAS 120GB drive, space for another
>>    DHCP
>>    Printserver (including used as Internet print server substitute for fax?)
>>    backup
>>    ftp server with password protection
> 
> 
> This box is far from an all-but-firewall box.  Can you authenticate to
> it?  Does it provide an ntp server?  Does it act as a web cache?  Does
> it have a RADIUS Server for PPTP and WPA authentication?  Does it, does
> it, does it?

uh... simmer.
> 
> Aside from it being, basically, purely a NAS box with no other
> functionality, it is also a Linksys product - and any of us who have
> used anything from Linksys in the past knows that their gear isn't up to
> home-user standards, let alone business use standards.

Evaluate what it has, compare it, offer better things to compare to, 
etc. I don't care if you like it.

If it helps those interested to see what's out there, at what price, 
great. If it helps define everything that should be in a device (like 
you started listing), great.

Josh