[olug] Anyone using monowall in a commercial setting?

Jay Swackhamer Jay at RebootTheUser.com
Mon Jun 23 18:49:01 UTC 2008

I have been using the Vyatta router distro for a couple of years now,  
no issues that weren't hardware based.

Its been running on a Compaq DL360, booted from a CD(The internal SCSI  
controller is dead, no HD), config stored on a floppy that's ejected  
after boot.

Jay Swackhamer
Reboot The User
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Omaha, NE 68144
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Quoting Christopher Cashell <topher-olug at zyp.org>:

> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:42 PM, Ryan Stille <ryan at cfwebtools.com> wrote:
>> Anyone using monowall in a production environment?  I'm thinking about
>> replacing our two aging Cisco routers with it.
> I played with monowall a long time ago, but never really used it much.
> Not sure if it's still a good choice, or not.
> One company/project I've been keeping an eye on that looks very
> promising is Vyatta.  They offer an Open Source router/firewall/vpn
> installation or appliance, and also offer paid support services.
> They're attempting to compete with Cisco and the big boys, at least on
> the lower end of the router spectrum.
> Their support prices look quite reasonable, if you're interested in
> that.  If not, it's a Linux based (Debian, to be specific) platform,
> and built on open source, so you do have full control.  They also look
> to have quite a bit of decent documentation on their site.
> I've pulled down the VMware appliance they have available for
> download, and toyed with it a little bit.  Haven't done a full install
> myself, yet, but I plan to soon.
> http://www.vyatta.com is their commercial site.
> http://www.vyatta.org is their 'community' (open source) site.
>> -Ryan
> --
> Christopher
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