Angus Jordan 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.
>There are 2 issues I have with floppy drives. First, the are not reliable by
>any stretch of the imagination. I have had floppies die on me for no
>apparent reason other than over use. Second, speed in the GUI. I've been
>fiddling with the cdrom image at home for a couple of weeks now, and the GUI
>is soooo sloow when using the floppy.
>In the past I have used routers that use a floppy to store a static copy of
>the configuration on them. But, there was also a "running" copy of the
>configuration stored in memory. This way, when you were sure that the
>configuration that was running in memory was working for your needs you
>could just click "Save configuration to disk, " and it would write it to the
>floppy. Would it be possible to add this feature to m0n0wall?
>I can see using a memory disk created using mdconfig, and then on bootup
>copying the config file from the floppy to the memory disk and unmounting
>the floppy. Then, all config changes are made in memory and a write to the
>floppy would only be made when a button is clicked.
>I hope this makes sense...
>Let me know what you think...
How about putting the configuration file on the CD-ROM? Have a read here;
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