Talk:List of router and firewall distributions

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Not sure how to cite, but...[edit]

I don't know how to cite things, I'm not even good at using wikipedia (not sure if I'm doing this right, either)... But at the end, where it says a citation is needed for Zeroshell, I have the page: http://www.zeroshell.net/ And here's the page explaining about the QoS: http://www.zeroshell.net/qos/

Could someone cite this for me? Because I don't know how —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.245.199.6 (talk) 12:11, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Better handled as a category[edit]

I'm pretty certain that this page would be better handled as a category. Suggest making it a redirect to the cateogory page. --Joewski 20:56, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

pfsense is FreeBSD based[edit]

I humbly suggest that the pfsense link be removed. Tdelporto 00:35, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

M0n0wall is BSD-based too. Should this page rename "open source" for "Linux"? Linux Is Not UNIX, after all... 216.135.32.188 (talk) 16:40, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

XORP might need included[edit]

www.xorp.org might need included. It uses BSD license & is free. Also, I think vyatta is based on xorp. vyatta is both community and commercial. www.vyatta.org & www.vyatta.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.223.173.45 (talk) 22:19, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

why only Linux ?[edit]

Why does this list only seem to contain Linux operating systems ? No every router is based on Linux.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Bluezy (talkcontribs) 09:10, 3 March 2010

Most have some Unix base or are proprietary. I believe that Windows Server versions can also route. Andyoutside (talk) 08:09, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Kerio missing[edit]

Kerio Connect (was Winroute) is missing from the list. It is available as a virtual appliance for VMWare. www.kerio.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by BruceJStedman (talkcontribs) 19:40, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

IPFire missing[edit]

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ipfire — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.121.48.98 (talk) 10:08, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

added NethServer[edit]

I added NethServer as a Firewall/UTM distributution to the list. No dedicated page for NethServer exists yet. I hope the NethServer community can work on this in the near future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rob.bosch (talkcontribs) 11:26, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

More info[edit]

It would be nice if there'd be more separation in terms of free for personal use, free for commercial use, and so on.

And also, if we'd have a list of which of them have features such as QoS for example, it would be great.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.131.139.26 (talk) 23:31, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Removal of OPNsense[edit]

Mr.hmm you have removed OPNsense from this page several times and given the following reasons:

1. stop inserting OPNsense self-promotion
2. Stop abusing wikipedia
3. OPNsense is non-notable project which is known to abuse Wikipedia

I do not believe any of those to be true, would you please explain in more detail why you believe OPNsense does not have a right to be listed here. Here are some links that would seems to suggest this is a project that does belong on this page: OPNsense website OPNsense Forums OPNsense Github Deciso OPNsense Wikipedia DE OPNsense Distrowatch OPNsense FLOSS Weekly OPNsense Giovino1 (talk) 14:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Across Wikipedia, if software doesn't have a Wikipedia article, then it typically gets removed from tables. • SbmeirowTalk • 13:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Sbmeirow- thank you for this feedback, I was not aware of this general rule. Giovino1 (talk) 14:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
I have removed three other entries with no articles. Another editor removed OPNsense again. Meters (talk) 22:25, 11 September 2016 (UTC)