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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Jonathan De Graeve <Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, "m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] SUGGESTION: M0n0wall flashsize and Recommendedmemory
 Date:  Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:36:55 -0700
Jonathan De Graeve wrote:
> Currently we came at a point of being stuck with the limitations of
> flashsize and 64MB memory.
> According to the last survey the biggest userbase has at least 16MB
> flash.

Soekris is shipping a version of the 4801 with 128M of RAM.

I think a menu driven (one from column A, one from column B) build system would
help with the flash footprint.

That is, people who are using m0n0 as a home firewall/router probably don't care
about captive portal stuff at all.

> In this way I'm suggesting to grow the current 7MB flashsize to 16MB.
> This will give us a lot of opportunities to overcome current
> limitations. Although the bigger flashsize has a negative effect on RAM
> usage. The current recommended is 64, it will become 96/128MB. But the
> survey tells us 27% has < 128MB and I think its possible to upgrade
> flash as wel as memory.
> People with less memory can still use the current images but people with
> the minimum amount can benefit the changes.
> This is just a suggestion which I hope will be agreed on. It's a
> trade-off for both sides.
> J.


Chad R. Larson (CRL22)    chad at eldocomp dot com
  Eldorado Computing, Inc.   602-604-3100
     5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
       Phoenix, Arizona   85016-3228


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