Chapter 1. Introduction

Table of Contents

1.1. What SmallWall is...
1.2. What SmallWall is not...
1.3. History
1.4. Features
1.4.1. Components
1.4.2. Specifications
1.5. Software Copyright and Distribution (Licenses)
1.5.1. Other Software Packages
1.6. Contributors and Credits
1.6.1. Code
1.6.2. Documentation

1.1. What SmallWall is...

SmallWall is a complete embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provides all the important features of commercial firewall boxes (including ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software). SmallWall is based on a bare-bones version of FreeBSD, along with a web server (thttpd), PHP and a few other utilities. The entire system configuration is stored in one single XML text file to keep things transparent.