On 5/11/06, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
> First, 64 meg has some known issues with upgrading firmware.
That's not true. The only time that's been a verified problem is on
one specific version where racoon could leak memory under some
circumstances. I've never had any issues upgrading with 64 MB on a
number of machines.
Granted, on anything I deploy now, I go with 128 MB to allow for
growth. It's rarely a good idea to deploy something using the
absolute bare minimum requirements.
> The 8 mb CF cards can be a problem. One time a 16mb CF was > too small for a
> beta. Get 16mb minimum, and 32mb if you plan on testing
an 8 MB CF will be fine with all release versions to date, but given
that there's virtually no cost difference between 16, 32, and 128 MB,
I always go with 128. Actually, Netgate, where I pick up all my m0n0
hardware, doesn't even sell anything less than 128 last I ordered.
Jim Thompson at Netgate told me a while back that he really can't get
anything less than 128 in quantity anymore, and when he can they're
the same price as 128's.