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 From:  "Michael A. Alderete" <lists dash 2003 at alderete dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ssh console?
 Date:  Sun, 4 Jul 2004 08:45:47 -0700
>Shell access via ssh would also make development of new features a lot easier
>for those of us that don't have a seokris and another bsd box to be the image

By that argument, leaving gcc on there would be a good idea, too. ;-)

Seriously, the fact that it would make development easier is one of the big
reasons why it's *not* included. m0n0wall wasn't created to be a firewall
development environment; it was created to be a secure and simple (to use)
firewall appliance: set up via web interface, and forget.

It would not be hard to argue that it would be nice to have a specialized
version of m0n0wall (m0n0dev) that was a good firewall development
environment, ideal for hacking on tweaks for m0n0wall.

But to put those things into m0n0wall itself, just to make m0n0 hacking
easier, would be a significant change from Manuel's philosophy for the

Michael A. Alderete           <mailto:lists dash 2003 at alderete dot com>