April 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm #41601
It may be said. All the time, i was trying to get pfSense to work but it didn’t recognize all nic’s, it wouldn’t boot properly etc…
Then, I look for another free router distro with multi-wan capability and traffic shaping and come accross ZeroShell. Never heard of it, gave it a try and it worked wonderfully from the first minute (when it didn’t work, it was because of my stupid human errors) :-).
All necessary configuration steps are nicely explained in a PDF (zeroshellEN.pdf) i found on this site.
Therefore i say, thank you Fulvio for this wonderful piece of software! 😀
And to make this topic credible enough: a few suggestions for even further improvement.
– an extensive manual explaining how to achieve specific user-case scenarios, like for example , in the case of multi-wan, how to redirect all outgoing traffic to a specific url thru one specific gateway (URL, not ip!), like having all outbound traffic to *.comcast.net going out thru the comcast gateway.
– Much more graphical presentation of all statistics, load distribution, uptime, netbalancer logs, etc. And i am saying this because i have played around a lot with pfSense and a lot of nice graphs really is a nice gimmick. 😉
and to conclude, what i really like:
– the L4 and L7 filter capabilities for QOS and netbalancing rules ❗
– the weight option for netbalancing
– the captive portal can be enabled on a wired interface 🙂 (not tested yet)
– the transparent proxy feature looks really neat too (not tested yet)
– the config being kept in a database (i have it on usb-stick) and the possibility to simply download it as a file for backup. Really simple but really handy!April 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm #47923
Your post is very nice.
At least the graphic statistics for load balancing, traffic shaping and cpu load will arrive in a few days.
FulvioApril 3, 2009 at 11:36 am #47924
thank you for your work. It helps me to increase the internet security.
I love the transp. proxy with clamav and the stability. QOS works great and the user-interface is manageable.
How can I contribute your work?
thanx ahornApril 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm #47925
At the moment the best solution to contribute is to write the documentation. If you describe your experience with Zeroshell on a web page or pdf file I would be happy to link it from the documentaion page.
FulvioApril 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm #47926
I have a good basic knowledge of networks. Because of the layout of the GUI it was simple to configure zeroshell. Sometimes it was a little bit tricky but after the 3rd install/config etc. I had a stable transp. proxy with clamav. The documentation was sufficient. (http://digidownload.libero.it/smasherdevourer/schede/linux/zeroshellEN.pdf). Then I tested QOS etc. When I had probs I used a backup of my stable zeroshell-config.
It works for me “out of the box”and I love it. I forget to say the wireless functions of zeroshell are also great … aah und it works also out of the box with a UMTS-USB
Your work is brilliant 😯
I would like to write a doc for updating clamav 🙄
but at the moment I am not able to. I don´t know HOW
Now I am testing a combination of pfsense/m0n0wall + zeroshell.April 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm #47927
Could you write a document about your test on these 3 router distro?
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