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 From:  Sea <seaeric at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Version 1.22 freeze
 Date:  Mon, 12 Jun 2006 11:21:35 -0700
Thanks! I'll probably pick up one of the units from netgate with the PC
Engines WRAP 1E-2 board. They are very reasonably priced.


On 6/12/06, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On 6/12/06, Sea <seaeric at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > I haven't deployed a monowall yet, but I need a very reliable firewall
> for
> > my network so the only time it should be rebooted is if I need to move
> the
> > power cable! I haven't followed this thread, but how prevalant is the
> freeze
> > and lockup issue?
> >
> I've never seen it and have around 30 systems out there.  The vast
> majority of us have never seen it.  Most of the time that it happens,
> it's caused by flaky hardware (bad RAM, bad power, overheating, etc.).
> There are a very few cases where people have tried a wide variety of
> hardware and still have the same issue.  This is less than 5 people,
> of a total installed base easily in excess of 20,000 (and probably far
> more than that, just no way to get an accurate count).
> In other words, as long as your hardware is good (obviously), you're
> incredibly unlikely to ever see this.  Manuel put out a survey trying
> to gather info on these issues, and didn't really gather enough
> response to determine much of anything, and nowhere near enough to
> actually dig into the problem.  Most of the people that were griping
> about it at that time, who swore up and down that their hardware was
> good, ended up coming back later saying the problems disappeared once
> they fixed either a overheating issue, or bad power supply, or bad
> RAM, etc.
> 300, 400, 500 day uptimes are far more common than these freeze issues.
> http://img.m0n0.ch/gallery/172.jpg
> http://img.m0n0.ch/gallery/171.jpg
> http://img.m0n0.ch/gallery/168.jpg
> -Chris
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