Mar 13, 2013

How-To Install MonoWall OS (Video)

m0n0wall is an embedded firewall distribution of FreeBSD, one of the BSD operating system descendants. It provides a small image which can be put on Compact Flash cards as well as on CD-ROMs and hard disks.

It runs on a number of embedded platforms and generic PCs. The PC version can be run with just a Live CD and a floppy disk to store configuration data, or on a single Compact Flash card (with an IDE adapter). This eliminates the need for a hard drive, which reduces noise and heat levels.


m0n0wall provides for a web-based configuration and uses PHP exclusively for the GUI and bootup configuration. Additionally, it adopts a single XML file for configuration parameters.

Some functions of m0n0wall are:
  • Stateful packet filter firewall
  • IPsec and PPTP VPNs
  • Inbound and Outbound Network Address Translation
  • Captive portal
  • Traffic shaper
  • Inbound and Outbound port filtering
  • Support for 802.1q compatible VLANs
  • Multiple IP addresses on LAN and WAN ports
  • IPS
  • Replacement for commercial router


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