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 From:  "Ron Carter" <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net>
 To:  "Peter Allgeyer" <allgeyer at web dot de>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.32b
 Date:  Sun, 31 Dec 2006 02:12:20 -0500
Well I am new to the world of Firewalls.  I have had a crash cousre of 
learning by the seat of my pants.

Here is what I am doing with my VPN tunnels.  I was using a Symantec VPN 
100.  The router was overloaded and kept crashing.  It could not handle the 
load of three con-current tunnels.  I had been using a different firewall 
solution and due to the need to reduce the electric bill I had to shut all 
my other systems down.  I had to come up with a different solution.

A friend that supports a different firm recommended M0n0wall.  I have been 
using it for 6 to 8 months now.  I converted from one firewall to another in 
less that 1 hour.

I was using version 1.22.  It was working great.  I also noticed a huge drop 
in VPN tunnel performance and increase in ping times by 30 to 50 Ms. 
Tranfer rates dropped from 50 KBS to 30 KBS.  With 1.32B I am back at 50KBS 
and it is working great.

So here is what is going on.  Customer 1.  Is using a Symantec VPN 320 
router.  I set all the default setting took my setting from my other 
firewall and put them in to M0n0wall..  The tunnel came up and has been 
working with out issue.  I have the firewall rules allowing full access over 
ther tunnel.

Customer 2 is using a Linksys BEF41 VPN router.  It is working great no 
issues.  He is using RoadRunner so if his IP changes we have to reconfigure 
the firewall to see the new IP addess.

Customer 3 is a VPN connection to my provider for virtural server and web 
services.  That kinda of stuff.  I am connecting between 1.32b to 1.22.

Thaink god for my experiance with the other Firewall product.  So fas i have 
had no major issue.  I did have some werid issues. with bridging the wirelss 
card.  Thats for anothoer email.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Allgeyer" <allgeyer at web dot de>
To: "Ron Carter" <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 5:12 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.32b

> Am Freitag, den 29.12.2006, 23:23 -0500 schrieb Ron Carter:
>> Things I would like to see:
>> 1.  Some better help files
> What exactly is missing?
>> 2.  Basic configuration examples for VPN with
>> different type of hardware
> You have tunnels up with three different devices?
> Give something back to the community:
> http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/wishlist.html
>> 3.  External access to the firewall for demo's and trouble
>> shooting connection when trying to establish VPN connections
> Yes, tcpdump and ssh would really be nice. In the meanwhile
> use /exec.php.
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