They have a lot of drama between them, but pfsense still seems superior, especially since as I understand it, the current 2.3 beta is a mostly unpatched FreeBSD, I hear they only have patches on some of the vendor specific drivers....which reminds me I need to file a bug about a crappy broadcom ethernet chip.
This project seems like a joke in many ways despite having valid goals. They also took over the m0nowall domains from it's creator and instead of maintaining them as-is, they redirect to their own domain and crown themselves as successors to the legacy of that project, when really, pfSense is that.
Zothecula writes: The northern lights are more than one of nature's most awe inspiring sights, they are an electromagnetic phenomena that can adversely affect power grids and communications and navigation systems. Researchers from the University of Oslo have flown a rocket through the phenomena to take a closer look with the aim of gathering data that will help in predicting space weather.
Brian Mahoney writes: I run a small PhpBB forum. Every day I get spammers, usually from China, using Gmail addresses, trying to register. I have Admin approval on so I can catch them easily. Here's the thing, they all use this kind of Gmail addy: email@example.com , a real name, some numbers and a + sign. Does this mean that the person, in this case watkinsaddie, has had their gmail account hacked and doesn't know a spammer is using it too? Why would they make up a real name and add what looks like a tracking code to it? To make it look more real? Thanks.
jrronimo writes: Those of us in the market for an open source router operating system have one less option: As of 15 February 2015, Manuel Kasper has officially ended the m0n0wall project.
In the ending announcement he states "...the world keeps turning, and while m0n0wall has made an effort to keep up, 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." He goes on to say that "m0n0wall has served as the seed for several other well known open source projects, like pfSense, FreeNAS and AskoziaPBX. The newest offspring, OPNsense (https://opnsense.org), aims to continue the open source spirit of m0n0wall while updating the technology to be ready for the future. In my view, it is the perfect way to bring the m0n0wall idea into 2015, and I encourage all current m0n0wall users to check out OPNsense and contribute if they can."
An anonymous reader writes: You may have thought that it died long ago, but much has happened since the closure of Sony Online Entertainment's (now Daybreak Game Company's) abandonware MMO, "Star Wars Galaxies" in December of 2011.
schwit1 writes: Any change in accessing computer data should go through Congress, the search giant said.
The search giant submitted public comments earlier this week opposing a Justice Department proposal that would grant judges more leeway in how they can approve search warrants for electronic data.
The push to change an arcane federal rule "raises a number of monumental and highly complex constitutional, legal, and geopolitical concerns that should be left to Congress to decide," wrote Richard Salgado, Google's director for law enforcement and information security.
The provision, known as Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure, generally permits judges to grant search warrants only within the bounds of their judicial district. Last year, the Justice Department petitioned a judicial advisory committee to amend the rule to allow judges to approve warrants outside their jurisdictions or in cases where authorities are unsure where a computer is located.
Google, in its comments, blasted the desired rule change as overly vague, saying the proposal could authorize remote searches on the data of millions of Americans simultaneously—particularly those who share a network or router—and cautioned it rested on shaky legal footing.
MarkWhittington writes: Does the moon contain fossils of billions of years old organisms from Earth? That theory has been laid out in recent research at the Imperial College of London, reported in a story in Air and Space Magazine by Dr. Paul Spudis, a lunar and planetary geologist. The implications for science and future lunar exploration are profound.