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 From:  Jim Gifford <jim at giffords dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] confix.xml in ramdisc?
 Date:  Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:40:58 -0500
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:32:29PM +0100, Andreas Mueller wrote:
> fisch wrote:
> > hi,
> > on every change of rules m0n0wall is writing to floppy. That's no problem
> > but I don't trust the lifetime of a floppy. Is it possible to copy the
> > config.xml after boot to ramdisk and use it there? Saving the config.xml
> > back to floppy can be done with the exec.php.
> > by fisch
> I had the same thoughts too, but: What if there is a power failure? All your 
> changes are lost.
> Regards,
> Andreas

I have all my equipment on UPS.  A soekris, or even an old PC, should be
able to run from a small UPS for long enough to commit the changes, and
probably much longer.  small UPSes are fairly cheap these days.