FreeBSD-Based m0n0wall Firewall/Network OS Announces The End
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 15 February 2015 at 09:31 AM EST. 15 Comments
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For anyone that in the past decade has looked for an embedded firewall/network operating system to build your own router or network device has likely encountered m0n0wall. While m0n0wall has been popular over the years and is powered by FreeBSD, the lead developer of m0n0wall has tossed in the towel after twelve years in development.

It was on this day twelve years ago (15 February 2003) that Manuel Kasper released the first version of m0n0wall. Manuel found it fitting today to announce the "End of the m0n0wall project" on its 12th birthday.


Manuel Kasper posted an announcement to the m0n0wall site that "there are now better solutions available and under active development...Therefore, today I announce that the m0n0wall project has officially ended. No development will be done anymore, and there will be no further releases."

Kasper recommends anyone currently using m0n0wall to try one of the other derivatives of it like pfSense, FreeNAS, or the new OPNsense.
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