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 From:  "Frans King" <frans dot king at f333 dot net>
 To:  "'Kenneth Keiter'" <ken at keiterhome dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Self-healing file system?
 Date:  Sun, 27 Feb 2005 16:33:55 -0000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenneth Keiter [mailto:ken at keiterhome dot com]
> Sent: 27 February 2005 15:44
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Self-healing file system?
> Hi Everyone!
> I'm a little new at this, but I'm developing my version of m0n0wall so
> that it can run Captive Portal without a radius server (using another
> PHP based server instead). I don't know FreeBSD, so I can't setup the
> developer-type connections to another FreeBSD machine. I've been using
> the exec.php upload functionality to upload edited PHP scripts, and than
> copying them into their appropriate folders, but if I restart, all of my
> changes are lost. I'm sure that there's a way to get around this, but I
> don't know how. Can anyone else help me? Thank you for your time!
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M0n0wall's root file system is a compressed image that is loaded into RAM on
boot. So you can upload files and make changes but on reboot these are lost.
To make things permanent you need to make modifications to the image which
will require FreeBSD I'm afraid.