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 From:  Quark Group - Hilton Travis <Hilton at quarkgroup dot com dot au>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall 1.3 released
 Date:  Tue, 1 Dec 2009 07:51:01 +1000
G'day Manuel,

Congrats on reaching this milestone.  I've been running m0n0wall ever since getting disillusioned
with the SmoothWall project and its dev team quite some time back.  I spent a fair bit of time and
effort looking to see what was a viable replacement and m0n0wall has suited most of our old
SmoothWall clients (pfSense and other projects suited a few others).

m0n0wall is a reliable project and the friendliness of the m0n0wall and pfSense dev teams have
ensured both projects have benefitted from each others' experience.

I hope that this past 7 years shines a light down the path for the next 7 years for you.




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Manager, Quark IT                   http://www.quarkit.com.au
         Quark Group                http://www.quarkgroup.com.au

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net]
> Sent: Tuesday, 1 December 2009 6:36 AM
> Hello m0n0wall users,
> after almost three years in beta, I have decided that m0n0wall 1.3 is now
> good enough for production. It's basically a re-release of 1.3b18, with two
> fixes thrown in. No major bugs have been reported anymore, but as always,
> upgrade on your own risk :)
> Major changes in this release (since 1.23):
> - switched base operating system to FreeBSD 6.4
> - consolidated net45xx, net48xx and wrap images into a single
>   "embedded" image
> - switched bridge implementation to if_bridge: bridge member
>   interfaces will now always be filtered
>   (the filtering bridge option has been removed)
> - IPv6 support (enable on advanced setup page)
> - firewall support for IPsec traffic
> - IPsec NAT-T, DPD and dynamic tunnels
> - countless bugfixes and other improvements
> If you're upgrading a 1.2 generic-pc installation, you need to install 1.3b7
> before you install 1.3 (because the image is too big to fit in the MFS that 1.2
> allocates for the firmware upgrade).
> If you're upgrading a 1.2 net45xx/net48xx/wrap installation, you need to
> rename the embedded image to reflect your platform before you upload it
> (this is a one time thing only).
> Downloads:
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads.php
> Full change log:
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/changelog.php
> At this point, let me say thank you to all of those who have contributed in
> some way or another (by submitting code, bug reports/fixes, cash, etc.)!
> m0n0wall has become a mature product, and the open source firewall
> software landscape has changed considerably in the almost 7 years that I've
> been working on it. There are now alternatives that offer more features
> (sometimes at the expense of increased resource requirements), and I don't
> think that m0n0wall needs to duplicate those efforts. As time permits, I'll
> continue to maintain m0n0wall and keep it relatively free of bugs and
> security issues, move it to new versions of its FreeBSD base operating system
> to ensure compatibility with new hardware, and perhaps add a new feature
> from time to time.
> Thanks for using m0n0wall, and have fun with v1.3!
> - Manuel

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