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 From:  Mark Ryan <markryan at cfl dot rr dot com>
 To:  "William F. Dudley Jr." <wfdudley at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Tough sell to my boss
 Date:  Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:27:50 -0500
William F. Dudley Jr. wrote:
> This may count as topic hijacking, but . . .
>
> I certainly wouldn't recommend trying to build a production router
> using the Alix
> 2C3 board.  I and others have had mysterious failures (the ethernet ports just
> stop working) and I have not seen a solution.
>
> I'd dearly love to be using my Alix 2C3 board with m0n0wall, but the
> flaky hardware
> makes it unusable, and I feel I've thrown away a couple hundred bucks.
>  So I keep
> using an ancient P75 running LRP ("linux router project") that refuses to die.
>
> If anybody has heard of a fix to the flaky Alix boards I'd love to
> hear about it.
>
> Bill
>
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
>   
>> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Peter Pauly <ppauly at gmail dot com> wrote:
>>     
>>> My boss is the type of person who would rather pay more (loads more)
>>> for a Cisco ASA because paid support can be found for it and there are
>>> "lots of people who know how to support it". I need to counter these
>>> arguments in order to implement m0n0wall.
>>>
>>> 1. Are there any companies in the USA supporting m0n0wall (paid support)?
>>>
>>>       
>> Yes, under pfSense support subscriptions we also support m0n0wall.
>> https://portal.pfsense.org
>>
>> and we send money to Manuel for any m0n0wall support sold. The support
>> initially started off on a project-neutral site for pfSense and
>> m0n0wall both, but the support demand has been almost exclusively for
>> pfSense to date.
>>
>> The site doesn't mention m0n0wall support (yet, lack of time), but
>> we're the best qualified option available for m0n0wall commercial
>> support (and actually the only one I know of, aside from a number of
>> consulting companies who provide support for their local/regional
>> customer bases).
>>
>> m0n0wall isn't some esoteric system that requires specialized
>> knowledge to run. Anyone who can admin a commercial grade firewall
>> through a web interface can admin a m0n0wall.
>>
>>
>>     
>>> 2. What major (well known) companies or organizations (Universities,
>>> etc) are using m0n0wall in production?
>>>
>>>       
>> Wow, a lot... but specifics... my memory of who runs m0n0 and who runs
>> pfSense is running together. Most of the big ones tend to use pfSense
>> because they need redundancy that CARP provides, and/or need a larger
>> state table but don't want to recompile the kernel. Three I know of
>> offhand that are publicly known are parts of the University of Texas,
>> Purdue, and one of the datacenters that hosts part of foxnews.com, all
>> running pfSense. There are several state government agencies across
>> the US using it also, and a few Fortune 500 companies, as well as
>> countless small to medium businesses. I can't specify any of those as
>> that isn't public information, the ones I identified you could find
>> yourself searching mailing list and forum archives.
>>
>> I personally have m0n0wall deployed in several dozen small businesses
>> and it just works, and people love it. It's a proven solution.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
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