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Linux Distribution: m0n0wall
Url: http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/

 
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

About m0n0wall
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 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.
Features
m0n0wall already provides many of the features of expensive commercial firewalls, including:
web interface (supports SSL),serial console interface for recovery,set LAN IP address,reset password,restore factory defaults,reboot system
wireless support (access point with PRISM-II/2.5/3 cards, BSS/IBSS with other cards including Cisco)
captive portal,802.1Q VLAN support,stateful packet filtering,block/pass rules,logging,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),static routes,DHCP server,caching DNS forwarder,DynDNS client,SNMP agent,traffic shaper
SVG-based traffic grapher,firmware upgrade through the web browser,Wake on LAN client.configuration backup/restore,host/network aliases.

Releases:
2008-08-20 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.234 has been released    View
"I've decided to create one more release in the 1.2x stable branch to add source port randomization (for both NAT and the DNS forwarder). This is a recommended upgrade for all 1.2x users, no matter whether you're running a DNS server behind m0n0wall with NAT or not. Changelog: added source port randomization for ipnat; updated Dnsmasq to 2.45 (source port randomization); updated PHP to 4.4.9; bumped MFS size for firmware upgrades to 10 MB;
2007-08-29 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.3 Beta 4 is available    View
captive portal voucher fixes: idle timeout, allow voucher authentication starting with &apos-'; console speed for WRAP image is now 38400 as this has always been the default for new WRAP (and ALIX) boards anyway; modified WRAP image kernel to also work with ALIX.2 (added vr device and USB EHCI + CPU soft reset patches to wrap kernel); patched hostapd to support writing PID file (fixes problem with wireless interfaces that have WPA enabled not being initialized properly on boot); recompiled MPD with current MSS / dial-on-demand patches (also fixes idle timeout bug); removed code that auto-selects subnet mask on LAN and OPT setup pages; recompiled PHP, this time with radius extension....
2007-08-03 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.3 Beta 3 has been released    View
added voucher support to captive portal (mwiget); wireless LAN improvements; allow dashes in alias names; added hidden option to disable auto-generation of PPTP rules on WAN; fixed ATA hard disk spin down feature; ipfilter TCP window scaling bug fix; synced with changes from 1.23 branch; increased mfsroot size to 14 MB (from 13 MB); updated base system to FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p6; updated PHP to 4.4.7, ipsec-tools to 0.6.7, isc-dhcpd to 3.0.5, Dnsmasq to 2.39; added kernel patch for fragment bug in ipfilter; modified kernel patch to handle ipnat+dummynet in ip_input....
2006-12-26 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.3 Beta 2 has been released    View
enabled NAT-T support for IPsec VPN (enable via webGUI); compiled SNMP agent with support for memory usage information MIB; back-ported MSS clamping fix from MPD 4.0b5 to MPD 3.18 (fixes MTU problems with PPPoE client); enabled hostap for wireless cards supported by the ral(4) driver; forced PIO mode for ATA driver to work around problems with quirky hardware (IDE controllers, CF cards); automatic keyboard detection for generic-pc(-cdrom); fallback to serial console if no keyboard found; enabled AES for IPsec phase 1; Captive portal fix (jdegraeve): now always sends the session time in RADIUS accounting messages instead of only sending it within an Accounting-Stop.
2006-12-18 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.3 Beta 1 is available    View
Changed base system to FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 (final 1.3 version will be based on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE); added support for new wireless features in FreeBSD 6; Atheros cards are finally supported; channel selection on interface setup page now reflects actual capabilities of card; wireless status page shows scanned APs in client mode and associated stations in hostap mode; WPA support is expected in the next release; the configuration may now also be stored on an USB memory stick (instead of a floppy disk); removed MTU option from Interfaces: WAN page; a rather intrusive kernel patch was required to make concurrent traffic shaping + NAT on the WAN interface possible
2006-06-06 00:00:00.0 m0n0wall 1.23 Beta 1 has been released now    View

m0n0wall 1.23 Beta 1 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2005-10-12 00:00:00.0 The latest version of m0n0wall 1.2 released on 10/09/2005    View

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 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.

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http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads.php

 
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