m0n0wall 1.23 Beta1 reviewDownload
m0n0wall is a project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC,
m0n0wall is a project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provides all the important features of commercial firewall boxes (including ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software).
m0n0wall is based on a bare-bones version of FreeBSD, along with a web server, PHP and a few other utilities. The entire system configuration of m0n0wall is stored in one single XML text file to keep things transparent.
m0n0wall is probably the first UNIX system that has its boot-time configuration done with PHP, rather than the usual shell scripts, and that has the entire system configuration stored in XML format.
Here are some key features of "m0n0wall":
web interface (supports SSL)
serial console interface for recovery
set LAN IP address
restore factory defaults
wireless support (access point with PRISM-II/2.5/3 cards, BSS/IBSS with other cards including Cisco)
802.1Q VLAN support
stateful packet filtering
NAT/PAT (including 1:1)
DHCP client, PPPoE, PPTP and Telstra BigPond Cable support on the WAN interface
IPsec VPN tunnels (IKE; with support for hardware crypto cards and mobile clients)
PPTP VPN (with RADIUS server support)
caching DNS forwarder
SVG-based traffic grapher
firmware upgrade through the web browser
Wake on LAN client
What's New in This Release:
Added support for 3rd party extensions in the group management and dynamic menu system; changes in captive portal; do not generate anti-spoof rules for optional interfaces that have other interfaces bridged to them when the filtering bridge is on; updated base system to FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE-p18; recompiled ipsec-tools without FreeBSD patch to use 'security' syslog facility instead of 'daemon'.
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