FreeBSD based firewall m0n0wall 1.3 final released
Manuel Kasper has announced that m0n0wall 1.3 is "now good enough for production" after three years in beta. m0n0wall 1.3 is now based on a "bare-bones version" of FreeBSD 6.4 and incorporates a web server and PHP to provide web access to the firewall functionality, keeping it's entire system configuration in a single XML text file for transparency. m0n0wall 1.3 includes support for IPv6, IPsec traffic support in the firewall, IPsec NAT-T, DPD and dynamic tunnels and "countless bug fixes and other improvements".
The compact releases of the previous version were distributed as three different images (net45xx, net48xx and wrap) but in m0n0wall 1.3, these images have been consolidated into one "embedded" image. The final release of the FreeBSD firewall contains two bug fixes since the last beta of the software; details of all the changes are contained in the m0n0wall change log. m0n0wall 1.3 is available to download from the m0n0wall site, as the embedded image and images for CDROM, generic PCs and virtual machines.