Jeff Rhys-Jones wrote:
> I have taken a good look at Monowall and think it's a great bit of
> coding. Monowall has a very small OS footprint, and is therefore idea to
> run in virtual environments.
> Initially I was very excited about the VMWare version of Monowall, as I
> can see a clear need for people to use Firewall VM appliances. It's a
> hot topic right now.
> However, on reading the manual - it could not be spelt out clearer, the
> message is this: DO NOT USE IT FOR PRODUCTION!
> What I would really like to know is - why?
1) It is less secure than a dedicated box.
2) It is very complex to set up correctly, and have networking actually
3) It is a complex environment, and when (not if) something breaks, we
don't want the blame.
Knowing that, if you want to go forward, go for it! It is a warning,
not a rule.