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 From:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 Cc:  Vince Van De Coevering <vpv at figaros dot com>, m0n0wall mailing list <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Excellent (and affordable) m0n0 platform
 Date:  Tue, 20 Sep 2005 21:32:53 -0400
OK, and even after putting the IDE to CF adapter in the unit, nada, 
nothing.  I'm beginning to think the CF card I bought just sucks, or I 
got ripped off and the PDS2300 is dead.

Chris

> Vince,
>
> Even after using a serial port enabled image, I get nothing from the 
> Intrusion box.  I'm off to strip the ide to CF converter out of my 
> current m0n0wall box to see if it makes a difference.
>
> Chris
>
>
> Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>
>> Have you tried the method I forwarded from Benoit?  (pasted here for 
>> your
>> convenience)
>>
>> Here is the recipe (please share it in the mailing list - I am not
>> suscribed):
>>
>> Write your m0n0wall image (the Generic-PC one, very important) to your
>> CompactFlash card.
>>
>> Now you have to modify the filesystem on it (create a tiny file at 
>> the root)
>> with these simple steps.
>>
>> Download and run the excellent "m0n0wall Live Installer", by Chris 
>> Buechler:
>> http://chrisbuechler.com/index.php?id=17
>>
>> Boot it (I use VMware and I connect my USB CF card reader as a "Physical
>> Disk", seen as ad0 in BSD) and use the following commands to enable the
>> Serial Console:
>>
>> camcontrol devlist
>> atacontrol list
>>
>> mkdir /mnt/cf
>> mount /dev/<device name reported by atacontrol or camcontrol> /mnt/cf
>> echo -h>/mnt/cf/boot.config
>> sync
>> umount /mnt/cf
>>
>> Now your Generic-PC m0n0wall image is "Serial Console" enabled.  :-)
>>
>> Connect to your PDS with a null-modem cable and run your favorite 
>> Terminal
>> Emulation program at 9600n81.
>>
>> Vince Van De Coevering
>> IT Manager
>> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
>> 503-371-9318 x216
>> vpv at figaros dot com
>>
>>  
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Christopher M. Iarocci [mailto:iarocci at eastendsc dot com] Sent: 
>>> September 19, 2005 4:57 PM
>>> To: Vince Van De Coevering
>>> Cc: 'm0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch'
>>> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Excellent (and affordable) m0n0 platform
>>>
>>>
>>> Vince,
>>>
>>> Could you be specific in your steps?
>>>
>>> When you insert a working CF card, did you remove the hard drive?  
>>> Was the CF card already written with a m0n0wall image?  Which saved 
>>> image are you referring to that you upload with your browser?
>>>
>>> I'm not interested in the original system at all, I just want it to 
>>> run m0n0wall.  Mine just seems to not even boot from the CF card. Of 
>>> course Intrusions omission of a video port makes it all but 
>>> impossible to accurately tell what is going on.  I have half a mind 
>>> to just order the panel from Industrial Design that includes the 
>>> video, keyboard, mouse ports.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>>
>>> Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>>>
>>>   
>>>
>>>> Sorry this response is so late... The wife "ordered" a computer free
>>>> weekend....
>>>>
>>>> Its been my experience that nothing shows up on the serial     
>>>
>>> port.  In its
>>>   
>>>
>>>> original CheckPoint config the serial port shows the kernel     
>>>
>>> loading and an
>>>   
>>>
>>>> option to login.  For every unit I've tried its simply been     
>>>
>>> a matter of
>>>   
>>>
>>>> installing a working CF card, connecting via the web gui at     
>>>
>>> the default
>>>   
>>>
>>>> address, and uploading the saved image from my web browser. 
>>>> The original system appears to be maintained/flashed through     
>>>
>>> a series of
>>>   
>>>
>>>> update programs obtainable from Intrusion.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Vince Van De Coevering
>>>> IT Manager
>>>> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
>>>> 503-371-9318 x216
>>>> vpv at figaros dot com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Christopher M. Iarocci [mailto:iarocci at eastendsc dot com] Sent: 
>>>>> September 17, 2005 6:53 AM
>>>>> To: Christopher M. Iarocci
>>>>> Cc: Vince Van De Coevering; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>>>>> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Excellent (and affordable) m0n0 platform
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> In answer to my own question, no, a null modem cable and 
>>>>> hyperterminal will not show you the bios when it's booting up.
>>>>>
>>>>> Christopher M. Iarocci wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>> Vince,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any clue how to get into the bios of these things?  I    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>
>>>>> didn't have as  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>> much luck as you.  I got a PDS2300 which originally had a    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>
>>>>> hard drive.   
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>> I do not want to keep the hard drive so I removed it, and         
>>>>>
>>> put in my   
>>>
>>>>>> m0n0wall written CF card in the appropriate slot.          
>>>>>
>>> However, it does   
>>>
>>>>>> not seem to be booting (or at least I don't think).  I         
>>>>>
>>> must have to   
>>>
>>>>>> tell the bios to use the CF card.  Just not sure how to get    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>
>>>>> in it, or  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>> view it.  Will the bios come over the serial port using a    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>
>>>>> null modem  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>> cable and a terminal program like hyperterminal?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Chris,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I used a USB card reader to write the CF card using the      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>
>>>>> instructions  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>> on the
>>>>>>> m0n0 site and plugged the CF card into the built in CF socket.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> No changes to the NIC configs were necessary. I know that an IDE 
>>>>>>> to CF adapter works on the ide channel      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>
>>>>> on the PDS2100
>>>>>  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>> motherboard (because I broke a pin on the built in CF      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>
>>>>> socket).  There  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>> is a 5
>>>>>>> volt socket on the motherboard to power the adapter.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The first PDS2100 I used did not have the a drive installed 
>>>>>>> (Checkpoint was
>>>>>>> loaded from the CF card).  I'm going to try a hard drive      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>
>>>>> install on  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>> the unit
>>>>>>> currently on my test bench.  I'll pull the drive, attach it to 
>>>>>>> my desktop
>>>>>>> system and use the write utility.  There isn't much point      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>
>>>>> in having  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>> the hard
>>>>>>> drive installed unless you boot from it, especially if           
>>>>>>
>>> the logs are
>>>   
>>>
>>>>>>> forwarded a dedicated logging server.
>>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering
>>>>>>> IT Manager
>>>>>>> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
>>>>>>> 503-371-9318 x216
>>>>>>> vpv at figaros dot com
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>      
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>> From: Christopher M. Iarocci             
>>>>>>>
>>> [mailto:iarocci at eastendsc dot com] Sent:   
>>>
>>>>>>>> September 15, 2005 4:56 PM
>>>>>>>> To: Vince Van De Coevering
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Excellent (and affordable) m0n0 platform
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Vince,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I just realized that the PDS2300 must be using SIS chipset NIC 
>>>>>>>> cards, which is why you were able to just log right in.  I'm 
>>>>>>>> assuming you did not have to change the NIC assignment at the 
>>>>>>>> console at all, which can only lead to the conclusion that the 
>>>>>>>> default SIS driver works on the NICs built into the        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>
>>>>> device.  My last  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> question then is, did you use an IDE to CF adaptor to write 
>>>>>>>> your card, or did you use a USB card reader/writer?  Also, did 
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>
>>>>> you remove  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> the hard drive from the device?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Chris,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> You can configure m0n0 without the using the serial console.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I put the generic m0n0 image on a cf card, installed the     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> card, and booted
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> the unit.  Using a crossover cable I connected a pc and 
>>>>>>>>> set              
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> it to an IP on
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> the default address block (192.168.1.x) and pointed my 
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>> browser at
>>>   
>>>
>>>>>>>>> 192.168.1.1 and was greeted by the m0n0 GUI.  From there I     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> was able to
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> configure everything.
>>>>>>>>> When I get some spare time (and a spare machine) I'm going     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> to look a bit
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> closer at FreeBSD.  I generally use Gentoo Linux when I 
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>> need       
>>>
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> a unix-based
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> server.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering
>>>>>>>>> IT Manager
>>>>>>>>> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
>>>>>>>>> 503-371-9318 x216
>>>>>>>>> vpv at figaros dot com
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>>> From: Christopher M. Iarocci            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> [mailto:iarocci at eastendsc dot com] Sent:  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> September 07, 2005 7:28 PM
>>>>>>>>>> To: Vince Van De Coevering
>>>>>>>>>> Cc: 'm0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch'
>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Excellent (and affordable) 
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>> m0n0 platform
>>>   
>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>    
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> The intrusion.com PDS 2100 series of appliances make 
>>>>>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>>>>>                   
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> an          
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> excellent and
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> affordable m0n0 platform.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> There are several on ebay and I just purchased 2 for 
>>>>>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>>>>>                   
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> $9.95 each.
>>>>>  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> http://cgi.ebay.com/Intrusion-PDS2300-Firewall-Router-Warrant
>>>>>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>>>>>                    
>>>>>>>>>>>                   
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> y_W0QQitemZ5800
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 792840QQcategoryZ51168QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> The one gotcha with these devices is that they don't 
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>> have         
>>>
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> video cards (they
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> use a serial port instead) so you have to connect a PC 
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>> to         
>>>
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> the LAN interface
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> and use a web browser to configure them.  Or you can       
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> customize the kernel
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>                
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> use the serial console.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Most come with 3 10/100 ports, 2 USB ports, Celeron 600 
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> CPU        
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> and 64 or 128
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> megs of ram (can replace the DIMM to increase size).
>>>>>>>>>> They have a CF slot for booting and some include 10 meg 
>>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> SFF        
>>>>>       
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> (laptop sized)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> hard drives.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Vince Van De Coevering
>>>>>>>>>> IT Manager
>>>>>>>>>> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
>>>>>>>>>> 503-371-9318 x216
>>>>>>>>>> vpv at figaros dot com
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>                
>>>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Vince,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Have you, or do you know anyone who has modified the 
>>>>>>>>> kernel              
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> to be able  
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> to use the serial console with this unit?  I'm confused at     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> how you would  
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> use the LAN interface to configure the router since the     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> generic version  
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> requires you to first assign that NIC.  Did you modify the     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> XML file to  
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> designate the LAN NIC ahead of the original boot maybe?
>>>>>>>>> FYI, I have one of these coming to me.  Wanted to try it     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> out, although  
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> none were to be found as cheap as you bought them.  I paid     
>>>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> $31 on Ebay.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>        
>>>>>>>>             
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>    
>>>>>>         
>>>>>
>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>       
>>>>
>>> ---------
>>>   
>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>       
>>>>>
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