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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at quarkit dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Feature request
 Date:  Fri, 26 Aug 2005 08:43:52 +1000
Hi Angus,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Angus Jordan [mailto:angus dot jordan at gmail dot com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 23 August 2005 09:16
> Hello all,
> 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...
> Thank you,
> Angus Jordan

If you have a read of the m0nowall documentation, you will see that
there is a way for you to store the configuration file on the CD.  Have
a read of http://m0n0.ch/wall/docbook-current/faq-configonCD.html for
the information.



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