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 From:  "Ladislav Cisar" <cisar1 at volny dot cz>
 To:  "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] generic-pc-pb27r630.img corrupt?
 Date:  Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:52:15 +0100
But let me understand one thing how is it with the -let say- cheap HW
routers ? I know they have max about 16MB with some MBs of flash and they
run the similar (according to me) services.


> Ha-ha. m0n0wall takes a different approach than some other software
> firewall packages that are installed on a hard disk - there's no swap
> space to make up for the shortage of RAM, and even the entire root file
> system is kept in RAM. Of course with swapping enabled there would be no
> problems running it with 24 MB or even less (I don't think you're
> running Win98 SE with 24 MB and no swap), but as m0n0wall is targeted at
> embedded PCs that do not have hard drives, that's no option here.
> - Manuel
> ---