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 From:  Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com>
 To:  "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at acm dot org>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] FreeBSD 6.0-based alpha version 1.3a1 available
 Date:  Wed, 23 Nov 2005 02:24:15 +0800
On 11/23/05 00:35 Bruce A. Mah said the following:
> similar to m0n0bsd in that it has a compressed MFS root filesystem, and
> therefore doesn't require the boot media after the kernel is loaded.

exactly, and the benefit (to me) of this is that the boxen can be powered 
off wantonly without worrying about a filesystem glitch if fsck doesnt do 
its thing on a bootup.

> because I don't have to deal with compressing and recompressing
> filesystem images to make a change.

it's not too bad if it's scripted. additionally, i usually pxe boot a test 
m0n0wall image during development just so i dont have to keep writing to CF 
cards.

> downloads through my net4801 (filtering bridge with a few dozen PF
> rules) can saturate my 6 Mbps DSL downlink.  This is of course not a

which should be enough for most xDSL users, however those using m0n0wall in 
pure LAN environments may need to get as close to line speed as possible.

> prototype(s), I think it'd be useful to make a post to net@.  If there

yes, i picked up the inflight disable tip thru a recent thread on -net as 
well.

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