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 From:  m0n0wall at toyne dot cix dot co dot uk
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Replace NIC/PC, but keep current config
 Date:  Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:32:53 +0100
Thank you, and others, for that. My concern was that changing a NIC  
would lose me the rules/etc associated with the old NIC.

Will keep a backup and try the approaches suggested.


Quoting Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>:

> Deja vu vu vu vu... :)  No worries as we all have done it once. :)
> M0n0wall wrote:
>> I currently have m0n0wall (1.231) installed on a PC that I'm about   
>> to either replace one of the NICs in or replace entirely.   
>> Whichever, I am looking to keep the current configuration.
>> I have had a quick look in the configuration XML and found the   
>> <interfaces> node. Once I have determined the interface names   
>> allocated by the (new) system for the NICs, I'm guessing that all I  
>>  need to do is adjust the <if> nodes accordingly. Is this correct  
>> or  is there something else that I need to do in conjunction with  
>> this?
> You can do that, or you can just replace them and come in on an
> existing nic and do it in the GUI.
>> One last question. The replacement PC has USB, currently using   
>> floppy. What do I need to do to move the configuration to USB and   
>> get m0n0wall to read from there instead?
> This has been done, but is more complex.  I would do these as seperate
> steps, personally.
> 			Lee
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