With Pentium 2 hardware available almost for free, wouldn't it make sense to
upgrade to something a little more modern that doesn't require obscure, hard
to find memory?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ciro Iriarte" <cyruspy at gmail dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Enabling SWAP
2006/1/5, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>:
> On 1/4/06, Ciro Iriarte <cyruspy at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > Given the current one is a low spec pc and the freebsd IPSEC
> > seems to work better (considering resources) i want to replace linux
> > m0n0wall but i don't have the 64mb of required RAM and is near
> impossible to
> > buy SIMMs this days, so i need to enable swap to avoid having lockups.
> ebay. should be able to find some for practically nothing. Or ask
> around, I'm sure some people have stacks of SIMMs laying around that
> they'd give you.
> > I've
> > never touched FreeBSD before, but as it's unix i don't think it's
> > "impossible" to enable SWAP for the soon to be m0n0wall box, anyone did
> > before?
> It is impossible with m0n0wall, unless you want to do a whole lot of
> hacking, because the file system isn't a normal FreeBSD hard drive
> file system. Because of the focus on embedded platforms and compact
> flash, the system runs from RAM because the writes from a normal file
> system (much less swap) would quickly kill a CF card.
Well i'll keep asking around for the old ram sticks.... But, if anyone got
any idea about enabling the swap it'll be welcome... I'll make a test
installation before going production anyway....