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 From:  Gil Vidals <gvidals at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] adding large number of country IPs to monowall
 Date:  Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:44:19 -0700
Lee, thanks for your quick and insightful reply.

Sounds like I need to figure out how to make my own disk image. One that is
larger than normal. Do you have any guidance on how I can make my own image
(larger than the standard image)??


On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:

> Gil Vidals wrote:
>> I'm brand new to m0n0wall. I've been reading the documentation and forums
>> to
>> learn about m0n0wall. My commercial firewall (Sonicwall) only allows me to
>> add 100 rules; however, I need to add about 2,000 CIDR ranges
>> (XX.XX.XX.XX/YY).
> There is no way to combine those more?
>  I plan on creating the XML entries using a perl script to generate the
>> 2,000
>> rules. Then I would copy and paste the rules into m0n0wall's config.xml
>> file.
>> 1) Is this a reasonable approach?
>> 2) How can I estimate the amount of RAM required to hold 2,000 rules?
>> 3) Has anyone done this.
> Reasonable, yes.  But possible?  The question is, "Can it fit in ram?" and
> "Can it fit in the disk image?"  Your config file will be giant, and the
> disk image is not...  The only thing to do is to try with 100, and see the
> difference.  You can check what it does to your disk with the hidden
> status.php page.
>                        Lee
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