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: And here's the page explaining about the QoS:

Could someone cite this for me? Because I don't know how —Preceding unsigned comment added by (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... (talk) 16:40, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

XORP might need included[edit] might need included. It uses BSD license & is free. Also, I think vyatta is based on xorp. vyatta is both community and commercial. & —Preceding unsigned comment added by (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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BruceJStedman (talkcontribs) 19:40, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

IPFire missing[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (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 (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 (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)
That is - and I apologize beforehand for my bluntness - an incredibly stupid decision. I am a network admin in search of a firewall / router distribution, and I used this list as a reference. I would LOVED to have opnSense in this list two days ago, and I just stumbled on it by chance. I don't actually care that there seems to be an ugly war going on between those projects, and I also don't care *at all* whether the mentioned projectshave their own entry in WP. I just know that it would have been USEFUL to me to have opnSense in this list two days ago. So if you think these kind of lists are relevant, then please include the goddamn active distributions out there. And, while I'm on it, the entry for ... well, for example, pfSense, is really encyclopedia-worthy. Not. The-Me (talk) 20:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Removed two more with no articles. User:The-Me is welcome to write articles about any of the missing distributions. I won't hold my breath since it appears likely he is another one of the many SPAs trying to list OPNsense without an article. Meters (talk) 20:15, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
I agree, it's most likely one of their puppet accounts trying to promote OPNsense. Admins have intervened many times because of it. OPNsense is non-notable and there's no need to mention it. Mr.hmm (talk) 11:44, 4 May 2017 (UTC)