Linked by Niall C. Brady on Tue 3rd Feb 2004 20:17 UTC
Linux For those that don't already know, smoothwall is a very slick and easy way to setup a firewall/nat/dhcp server (and more) at home or in a small office very quickly even on old computer equipment. I have used Smoothwall 1.0 in the past and liked its features (although at the time, I did have a problem with Snort failing to start after I updated the software with some fixes...). It served on an old Pentium II 400mhz machine with two NICs inside (network cards). One was the 'green' interface (more about that later) and the other was the 'red' interface. I used that setup for quite a few months, mainly because I wanted to see what alternatives there were to hardware based firewalls (such as DLink gateways/firewalls) that I had been using.
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I can find no mention anywhere of the guy being fired, only that he "left". Do you have any sources to back this up?

On his own web page ( he claims that in fact he sold his stake in the company and moved on of his own volition.

The rest of the SmoothWall team/company did very little to oppose his behaviour whilst he was there, and therefore they should (IMO) share some of the responsibility for his actions. SmoothWall Limited has also not (AFAIK) made any effort to apologise for his actions since he left.

Lastly, on they even go so far as to thank him for his "hard work, generosity and passion"!