Hi Dana, list,
I should have specified what my intended use for this feature would
be, but you hit the nail on the head with your guess. I'd like to use a
Soekris 4511 as a hotspot AP, it would be set up for various companies
in my local area that want to offer free WiFi to their customers. My
reasons for wanting to use m0n0wall over Pebble (which is what I'm
currenlty using at home) are simplicity, and storage requirements.
Pebble requires at least 64 MB of storage where m0n0wall only required 8
last I checked. You also need a linux box to install Pebble, which I
don't have, save for Knoppix. m0n0 would just be much easier for me.
Sorry to have provoked a quasi flamewar. :-/
Thanks for the responses. :)
Dana Spiegel wrote:
> This assumes you are running m0n0wall in a corporate environment,
> which is only _one_ of a number of deployment possibilities. If you
> run m0n0wall on your home DSL router, or at a cafe or small business,
> then what Fred wants is entirely appropriate--please, no tirades about
> what _belongs_ on a firewall... one can make a case for the SOHO user
> that some suggested services _do_ belong on a firewall considering
> that a captive portal requires the use of firewall rules.