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 From:  Hilton Travis <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Anyone get m0n0wall to run on a SUN Sparc 5?
 Date:  Sat, 15 May 2004 07:46:29 +1000
Hi Falcor,

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 10:48, Falcor wrote:
> I  have an extra SPARC 5 with a quad network interface that I would like 
> to use as a firewall.  Anyone get m0n0wall to run on a SPARC?

If you enjoy the life of a masochist, then this should be no problem for
you.  A complete recompile of all source code is required as m0n0wall is
compiled for the i386 platform, not the Sparc platform.

I'd say there'd be a couple of days to achieve this, then a lot of time
trying to work out why certain bits no longer work.  Then maybe a week
or two sorting out the remaining issues.  Once this has been done, then
you will need to go through much of this - but mainly the recompiling -
every time Manuel releases a new version.

Personally, I'd toss the Sparc, buy an Intel 4-port NIC, and use that.



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