Great work, and a great project it does what it does on the tin and is a
great tool used by people like me who certainly like to play around with a
firewall as well as perfect piece for testing environments.
I have one request if possible, can a suggestion or feature be made to
create a simple way of blocking DNS addresses? I do have a requirement out
in the field also to setup access to only allow certain websites. I think
incorporating this will m0n0wall or maybe use the technology to do this
would provide certainly small sites affordable and realistic option. Maybe
not possible on the embedded platform but I think a viable on the PC format.
From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net]
Sent: 22 August 2004 14:53
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch; m0n0wall dash announce at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: 1.1 is out!
Finally, 6 months after the release of m0n0wall 1.0, the new and improved
version 1.1 is out. While there are some new and exciting features
(including captive portal support and 802.1Q VLAN), the focus has clearly
been on improving the quality of the existing functions and fixing bugs,
many of which were found not only in m0n0wall code, but also in software
from other projects that we use in m0n0wall. A few shortcomings that are due
to the underlying operating system are left (especially the IPsec dead SA
issue and NAT bouncing), but these should be addressed soon.
Now that we have a (hopefully!) solid base, we can shift the focus towards
developing new features and extending the current ones again.
Once more, the emphasis is still on quality, efficiency, reliability and
user-friendliness than just mere "feature frenzy".
This release now has a digital signature that is recognized by 1.0 or any of
the 1.1bxx versions; for that reason, the latest version of physdiskwrite,
0.5, should be used, as older versions do not know how to handle the
signature properly (error message).
I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who participated by
submitting code, reporting bugs, writing documentation or answering
questions on the mailing list - your help is very much appreciated! Also,
I'd like to thank the numerous individuals and companies that donated money,
hardware and services - your support is important to keep the project going.
Enough said, now go grab the latest release! :)