We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,208 Software Downloads

m0n0wall 1.3

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 using 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.

Unlike, say, SmoothWall, m0n0wall is not intended for use on an old, redundant PC. It is designed for use on embedded PC, the sort of small, low power devices that are becoming ever more popular and less expensive. m0n0wall turns one of these devices into a fully-fledged Internet firewall, controlled entirely from a web browser. It can be installed on a 16MB (or larger) memory card as well as the more familiar hard disk, CD or USB stick usage.

The feature set includes just about anything you would want to see in a firewall and Internet gateway, including DNS, DHCP, packet filtering (with rules set up in the web browser), traffic shaping, VPN, NAT and wireless support.

Platforms: Linux
Version: 1.3
Licence: Open Source
Manufacturer: Manuel Kasper
Date Added: {ts '2010-05-07 19:46:00'}

IDG UK Sites

Apple promises developers better stability, performance for Swift

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie aims to help design students bridge skills gap

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...