Much thanks sir,
I'm sure this will give a bunch of us a jump start at designing our own
custom boxes. Your image building website would be incredibly handy,
but I'm imagining it is also quite an undertaking....maybe not for
yourself, but I would probably end up shaking violently in a corner
after attempting such a project.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 10:07 AM
> To: list at m0n0wall dot neon1 dot net
> Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0BSD preview ("instant miniBSD")
> as promised, I have started working on m0n0BSD (= "instant
> miniBSD"), and there are already some results:
> (upload capped to 300 kbps, you can also try
> - alternate connection (180 kbps))
> Download size: about 6 MB.
> It's an image for net45xx', based on FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE,
> that fits on 16 MB (or larger) CF cards. The kernel supports
> IPsec (FAST_IPSEC), HiFn (for the crypto accelerator cards)
> and wireless (awi/wi/an). ipfilter, ipfw, netgraph and BRIDGE
> are compiled as modules.
> The goal for m0n0BSD is simply to provide CF-card-ready
> binary images of stripped (but not minimalistic) FreeBSD as a
> convenience to those who just want to give FreeBSD a quick
> try or who don't like working through the miniBSD guide over
> and over again as new versions of FreeBSD are released. There
> will be no GUI, of course - that's where m0n0wall fits in
> (for less exotic applications).
> Custom patches: disabled annoying (and pointless, in this
> case) warnings in sys/ev/wi/if_wi.c and
> sys/kern/subr_diskslice.c and added a patch for the ipfilter
> MSS clamping bug. /etc/rc has been modified to reload rc.conf
> after calling the diskless boot script. rc.diskless2 has been
> modified and renamed to rc.m0n0wall.
> The rest is pretty much standard FreeBSD (everything compiled
> with -march=i486).
> I also went to the trouble of writing a shell script for the
> initial setup that handles the following things:
> - hostname
> - pccardd configuration (on/off)
> - root password
> - network interface configuration
> - interface list from ifconfig -> should work regardless of which
> interfaces are present
> - static IP address or DHCP
> - can handle wireless interfaces (SSID/channel/hostap/IBSS/WEP)
> - default gateway
> - IP forwarding on/off
> - DNS servers
> - SSH key generation
> The script is automatically run on the first boot, but can be
> executed again later with sh /etc/rc.initial.
> There is no homepage or documentation on m0n0BSD at the
> moment, but that will change as soon as I get some feedback
> on whether m0n0BSD is going in the right direction.
> Install as follows:
> gzcat m0n0bsd-4.8-net45xx-std-20030504.img | dd of=[CF raw
> device] bs=16k
> get physdiskwrite 0.2:
> http://neon1.net/m0n0wall/downloads/physdiskwr> ite-0.2.zip
> drag the .img file onto physdiskwrite.exe
> (physdiskwrite 0.2 can now automatically detect gzipped
> images and uncompress them on-the-fly)
> I have decided to name the images .img (and not .bin.gz)
> because some browsers try to decompress them while
> downloading (most notably Internet Explorer for Windows).
> m0n0wall images are going to be named .img in the future, too.
> Note that the image contains just the programs that I deemed
> necessary (more or less the file list from the miniBSD
> guide), and the filesystem is pretty much full. If you have a
> bigger CF card and want to add other programs, use disklabel
> and growfs.
> I'd really like to modularize m0n0BSD and provide something
> like packages for software that is commonly used on net45xx
> (like MPD, DHCPD, racoon, perl, zebra, etc.). I'm still
> thinking of a way to do that. I could make a web-based image
> building system where you could put your custom image
> together with a few clicks (probably powered by PHP), provide
> several images with different options (and CF card sizes), or
> release a "base" CF image and separate packages that can be
> installed over the network on the net45xx. I like the first
> approach best, but then I'll have to solve the bandwidth
> problem (I don't think I can host it all on my feeble 512 kbps.
> On a side note, I went crazy and registered the domain
> m0n0.ch (and m0n0.com as well, just for the sake) to host
> m0n0BSD and m0n0wall in the future. I have a nice little
> machine (AMD 1.7 GHz) around that I will put to new use as a
> server (running FreeBSD of course) soon.
> Please let me know what you think!
> - Manuel
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