For what is worth, this was the best news I have had the whole weekend,
and it's not that is has been a bad weekend at all.
m0n0wall is such a great project, it really helps a lot of people out
there, and I was beginning to get a little worried when the contest was
Unfortunately I'm not able to help out coding myself, I don't have the
skills, but I will do all the testing I can.
I know you spend a lot of time on this Manuel (and others too), and you
should know a lot of people really appreciate it.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
- Ulrik Lunddahl
Fra: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net]
Sendt: 16. december 2006 23:48
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Emne: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.3b1 released
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
- 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.
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