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 From:  Hilton Travis <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] generic-pc-pb27r630.img corrupt?
 Date:  Thu, 12 Feb 2004 12:46:52 +1000
Hi Manuel,

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 21:36, Manuel Kasper wrote:
> Ladislav Cisar wrote:
> > It does not sound well. I am running W98SE  on 24RAM quiet well. It seems
> > m0n0wall is going to catch MS Windows Server in a RAM consumption race.
> > That is quantum leap - being stand insufficient 32MB RAM compared to other
> > linux based OS routers demands.
> 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.

Windows 98SE on 24MB with no swap - HAHAHA - that WOULD be fun to watch
- like crawling backward through molasses.

As for the no swap - exactly.  A no-HDD platform requires RAM - there's
no way around it.  32MB is stupid small these days, anyway.



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