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M0n0wall 1.8.1 released (m0n0.ch)
35 points by gonzo on Jan 15, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

Minimum hardware requirements: "This version (any platform) requires at least 128 MB RAM and a disk/CF size of 32 MB or more."

It's a shame this isn't portable to ARM systems, where $50-100 buys you much more than that. Buying a small, low power x86 system in quantity 1 raises the overall price significantly.

Damn.. this is one of the best firewalls available that I haven't used because it won't work on the embedded hardware I have. I'd (figuratively) kill for this on a Pi.

It's primarily a GUI on existing OS tools - you could create a version that uses Linux commands instead of FreeBSD.

Every once and a while I get lost in the vortex that is the gallery of user submitted M0n0 devices:


I remember the first time I installed m0n0wall on a p3 500Mhz in high school and being stunned how beautiful everything worked. Nowadays I mostly use PFSense or Vyatta.

Went to PFSense and never looked back.

I was a long-time m0n0wall user on the Soekris platform but switched to pfSense running in a VM under ESXi last year because the little Soekris just couldn't keep up with modern home internet speeds. In the end, it was a very positive change and I wrote a blog entry on the somewhat peculiar hardware setup that I chose to replace the little Soekris:


Is there an API for making changes? That's the single biggest annoyance with my current solution in that space, pfSense. Automating changes is terrible.

I didn't see it in the feature list, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Interesting fact:

m0n0wall is made by the same guys that make Threema: https://threema.ch/de/

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