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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Feature request
 Date:  Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:54:06 +0500
CF cards reduce boot uptime as compared to hard disks, but are way
better than floppies. Its dificult to get CF cards smaller than 128K
now but thats ok.

On 8/23/05, Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc> wrote:
> > I have a m0n0wall firewall at a customers site which is in a 
> > regular tower PC, and he wants to eliminate the use of a hard 
> > drive in preference of running m0n0wall from the cdrom 
> > bootable image. In my opinion, this would be fine except for 
> > the fact that the configuration is stored on floppy.
> Most of the routers we deploy to clients' premises are also mini-tower
> configurations. We tend to use compact flash to IDE adapters (circa-£10 if
> you shop around), then use old 8mb and 16mb compact flash cards that come
> free with cameras. Silent, reliable and doesn't have the GUI delay you
> refer
> to with a floppy drive. Oh, not to mention that CD drives and floppies have
> moving parts which are liable to fail.
> Regards,
> Chris
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