News: This forum is now permanently frozen.
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Topic: Final message - mailing list and forum frozen  (Read 122 times)
« on: February 28, 2015, 12:08:31 »
Manuel Kasper
Posts: 364


as announced earlier, the m0n0wall mailing list and forum are now frozen. This is the final message, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who have sent me emails with kind words and expressions of gratitude. They were too numerous for me to reply to individually, but they were all very much appreciated!

There have been some questions on what the way forward is for current m0n0wall users. If you are happy with the current feature set of m0n0wall and just need a security patch, bug fix, hardware compatibility update or minor improvement now and then, there are two nascent projects started by former m0n0wall developers/users that may have something for you: SmallWall ( and t1n1wall (

For a more feature-rich alternative that is still based on FreeBSD and has the same roots, both pfSense and OPNsense (which is a fork of the former) are excellent choices. They have higher hardware requirements than m0n0wall, but on the other hand, a lot of new embedded hardware has recently become available, with 2 GB or more of memory and 1 GHz or faster CPUs, at a similar price as earlier platforms. It makes sense (pun intended) to use these additional resources – something that m0n0wall hasn't been particularly good at in recent times. Just keep that in mind for your next hardware upgrade.

Farewell, fellow m0n0wall enthusiasts.

- Manuel
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