[ILUG] IpCop or Smoothwall..
macarthy at iol.ie
Thu Oct 3 13:53:03 IST 2002
Yes, that's fair enough, but they seem to spend more time abusing people
than it would to say look at this howto or whatever..
Also I was going to release a little Win32 systray app, that can control
SmoothWall (change connection profiles / dial etc) and I got very little
help on the developing side. I was suggesting that I would be good to build
all scripts so they could be called via XML-RPC or SOAP , so it would be
very easy to develop apps / systray apps / toolbar applets / web interfaces
to control SmoothWall.
I just think they got the mix wrong, especially seeing as it's based on a
GPL'ed product. I think the Snort guys have it right.
> Their attitude, as they mention in the FAQs is essentially that the GPL
> version is _completely_ unsupported ... if you want support from them,
> you'll have to pay for it ...
> It's a little on the hardline side, but for them, on a tight
> budget, and not
> wanting to go titsup.com, it's a sensible strategy
> > -----Original Message-----
> > I've been running smoothwall at home for a year and a half without any
> > problems, but I do have a few concerns about it;
> > a) The attitude of the authors when I was setting it up. They
> didn't seem
> > to
> > like anyone asking newbie-ish firewall questions, with I
> thought was weird
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