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 From:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware Dependency for Backup System
 Date:  Mon, 7 Mar 2005 22:26:12 -0500
Thanks


On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 21:22:20 -0500, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 08:44:59 -0500, Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > I am setting up m0n0wall to run on a dell mini-tower Optiplex GX150
> > P3/1.0Ghz with three NIC's. I'd like to have a backup piece of
> > hardware.
> >
> > If I export (backup) the config file, does the hardware of the backup
> > system have to be the same as the production system...ie can I use an
> > old P2/350 where the NIC's would be BSD compatible, but possibly
> > different Vendor/Model Number.
> >
> 
> As long as the NIC's use the same driver, it's a drop in replacement.
> If they don't, you'll need to assign the interfaces appropriately
> after restoring the configuration (or change it directly in the
> config.xml before restoring if you know what you want assigned to
> what).  Everything else is transparent to hardware changes.
> 
> -Chris
>