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 From:  patrick coeman <patrick at coeman dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on a PIX 515
 Date:  Fri, 24 Dec 2004 00:54:51 +0100
If that's possible, is something also possible with a 3Com Superstack3 
FW (3cr16110-97) ?

Quark IT - Hilton Travis wrote:

> Hi Chris,
>
>  
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] Sent: Tuesday, 21 
>> December 2004 06:31
>>
>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 14:48:53 -0500, Robert Staph
>> <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com> wrote:
>>   
>>
>>> The number if interfaces might need adjusting, m0n0wall supports 
>>> more than 3, not sure of exactly how many more though (as many as 
>>> you have free IRQs?).  Same goes for flash mem, RAM, and 
>>> Processor...  Unless you are talking about soekris or WRAP only 
>>> hardware, which you might want to define a bit better.  (and even 
>>> when talking about soekris you can get an add-on
>>> dual or quad interface board).
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> I believe he's comparing to a WRAP board, so those things are all 
>> fixed in that comparison.
>>
>>
>>   
>>
>>> I'm not sue of what platform the Cisco runs on, but its probably not 
>>> PC based.  You'll want to mention that.
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> It is nothing more than a standard Intel PC.  In fact you can throw a 
>> Cisco flash card (they're ISA) into an Intel 440BX motherboard, throw 
>> in some Intel NIC's, and have your own (illegal) cheap PIX.  Google 
>> PIX clone if you want details.
>>   
>
>
> I have a client with a Cisco PIX 515 sitting in their rack that hasn't
> been turned on for the last 18 months at least.  It is easily out of
> maintenance now, and the cost to bring it back to current maintenance,
> and then to be bothered re-learning the little of IOS I used to know is
> simply not worth it.
>
> The next >>obvious<< question is... As Cisco PIX 515 boxen are basically
> a PC - Pentium 200, 32 MB RAM, Flash Card and a few NICs - how likely is
> it that a m0n0wall image on a different Flash card would be able to boot
> and run in a PIX 515?
>
> -- 
>
> Regards,
>
> Hilton Travis                          Phone: +61 (0)7 3344 3889
> (Brisbane, Australia)                  Phone: +61 (0)419 792 394
> Manager, Quark IT                      http://www.quarkit.com.au
>         Quark AudioVisual             http://www.quarkav.net
>
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> writing code that is acceptable for use on today's networks
>
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