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 From:  "RP Smith" <rpsmith at hotmail dot com>
 To:  mk at neon1 dot net
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.3b1 released
 Date:  Sun, 17 Dec 2006 01:16:02 -0600

I just upgraded two of my generic-pc systems from 1.23b1 to 1.3b1. Both use 
CF and one has an 800 MHz PIII and the other has a 1000 MHz PIII.  Both 
units are basically passing little to no traffic but the 800 MHz unit is 
running 0-1 % CPU and the 1000 MHz unit is running a constant 12-13%.  Seems 
kinda strange but they both seem to be working just fine.  One other strange 
thing I noticed was the length of time it took to upload the new image.  
Both units are local so I have the same 100 mbit path to them but one 
uploaded in just a few seconds while the other one took 20-30 seconds.

BTW, Thanks for all your hard work!!!  We really do appreciate it.


----Original Message Follows----
From: Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
To: m0n0wall dash announce at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
CC: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.3b1 released
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 23:48:23 +0100

Hello everyone,

the long wait is over - the first FreeBSD 6.x-based version of
m0n0wall, 1.3b1, is ready! After the contest idea proved not to be
the right way to get m0n0wall updated, I decided to do it myself,
taking Dinesh Nair's initial efforts as a starting point - the focus
was clearly on making everything work and not on adding new features,
but still, we can already enjoy some of the improvements that 6.x
brings. Here's what's new:

- changed base system to FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 -> better support for new
hardware, Ethernet NICs, etc.

- Atheros wireless cards are finally supported -> wireless-related
webGUI pages have been improved

- generic-pc-cdrom: configuration may now also be stored on an USB
memory stick
(booting m0n0wall (generic-pc) from USB memory sticks should now also
work on most PCs)

I've put a lot of work into making sure that everything works and
behaves as in 1.22/1.23b1, and most features have already been
tested, but still - this is a beta version, and some things might not
yet work as intended. Back up your configuration file first, just to
be safe. It is possible to upgrade to 1.3b1 from 1.2 and up via the
webGUI. Downgrades from 1.3b1 to 1.2x should also work fine.

Detailed change log and downloads:


Work on the new concept for m0n0wall is also going well, and with any
luck, a proof-of-concept implementation will be available in February.

Have fun,


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