lbedford at lbedford.org
Tue Jul 27 10:20:03 IST 2004
Philip Creevy wrote:
> I am going to use smoothwall to set up a firewall.
> I was planning on using a via mini-itx system with a
> flash drive of about 4GB and a 512MB ram drive.
> The idea is to have a silent system with no moving parts.
> The question is what directory's are changed a lot
> besides VAR also how much data would be generated
> and how often would they need to be emptyed.
> Will I have a problem if there is no swap drive.
> If VAR is in the ram drive and I turn off the system
> will I loose any system data.
> Note: The flash drive can be got from a MUVO, the muvo
> sells in peats for EUR299.
Unless you're set on pointy clicky interfaces, pebble will do
everything you want, and will fit on a 64M CF (it's a bit of
a squeeze, 128M is better).
It already does all the /var as a ramdisk stuff, so you don't
need to worry about wearing out a CF card.
Another option is m0n0wall (www.m0n0.ch/wall). Yes, I know it's
FreeBSD, but in about 5M flash, it does everything, and has a pointy
clicky web interface to configure it (doesn't support Atheros wireless
cards (they need FreeBSD 5.x) or squid).
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