So I have replaced my carefully configured Linux Router of 5+ years with
m0n0wall, mostly just to get the traffic shaping. And that has worked
However, a few things I cannot figure out how to replicate on m0n0wall
that I had on Linux-NAT.
1st: Ping. You cannot ping my external IP from the real world. How can I
turn this on? Other than liking to see what my ping/latency times are
from remote hosts, I also use broadbandreports.com line-monitor services,
and it uses ping to give me results. I either need to turn it on on m0n0,
or need to figure out how to NAT it to a internal host.
2nd: etherreal. I loved having etherreal to watch traffic on my router.
Espically now, I need to figure out what IP and ports my VoIP box is
using, to try to setup up high-priority queueing for those IP-ports. How
can I watch the traffic flowing across my router in realtime? ( I dont
think SNMP will work for this.. )
Also, any plans in the works to make the read-write aspect of m0n0wall
write to something a bit faster and less shaky than a 1.44 fdd? I would
love to see the addition of a USB flash-thumb drive as a read/write
I think the short answer here might be just to setup a full-on Open BSD
box. I am definitely pushing the boundries of what the designer had in
mind for a simple SOHO-router replacement.
-- ChEx in Boston