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 From:  "M. G. (Michael) de Bruin" <mg dot debruin at buum dot nl>
 To:  Dave255 <beer dot guy at verizon dot net>
 Cc:  monowall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ASK - generic PC hardware requirements RAM
 Date:  Sat, 03 Jan 2004 16:53:28 +0100
Dave255 wrote:

> Hi,
> I have looked high and low for the bottom end hardware requirements and i
> can't find them..... Website and mail list ... no luck..........
> Sure would be nice to have that in my head as i drive down the road looking
> at all the maybe m0n0walls in the trash......
> 
> Any help with the low end  ram # would be great
> 
> 
> The Wall makes a great gift...... :-)
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> beer.guy............ Bflo
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darth Moula" <darth underscore moula at atlas dot cz>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] ASK - generic PC hardware requirements
> 
> 
> 
>>Thank for reply!
>>
>>I try to run m0n0wall at Compaq Presario CDS 520: 486DX2/66 + 20MB RAM (it
>>is impossible to add more RAM) + 2xNIC ISA (WAN,LAN) and I get OUT OF
> 
> MEMORY
> 
>>:-(
>>
>>Compaq Presario CDS 520 is "all-in-one" (monitor+computer together in one
>>case), obsolete, but ideal for router or sometring like that.
>>
>>Now my m0n0wall is runnig on Celeron 333MHz + 128MB RAM + 3xNIC PCI
>>(WAN,LAN,OPT1). I think, that 128MB RAM is unduly luxury. Is good idea to
>>decrease amount of RAM to 32MB ? I try this and it seems be OK, but I
> 
> don't
> 
>>know minimum/recommended/optimal size of RAM.
>>
>>D.M.
>>
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I ran into trouble with machines with less than 32 mb mem (verified by 
doing a vmware install), but aside from that, you can get almost 
anything to act like a firewall. PDA, anyone? :)

Regards,

Michael