As I am remarking on my own, there may be a change since the last
the ACTIVE config.xml seems to be located at:
$ ls -ls /cf/conf
100 -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 51197 Jan 1 21:59 config.xml
and NOT at
$ ls -l /conf.default
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 12237 Nov 30 20:18 config.xml
"To do this, replace the file /conf.default/config.xml on the iso with
your config.xml file."
as mentioned in the doc. The date of time-stamps seems me relatively
"clear" on my 1.3 running system... and indicates me that this should
be some backup-file!??
May be that any developer could give some explications...?
> I am using this kind of configuration as well. But of course, if You
> have to follow strong security needs, this may not be allowed to
> You...!? In this moment You sould also preview an automatical reboot
> every 24h in the crontab.
> I dont know if it would be possible to use an USB-Stick on Your
> hardware with write-protection options, to write-protect it on the fly
> by hardware-switch.
> So may be You could store Your conf.xml on there. But nevertheless You
> will have to "hack" the standard-iso -Image I suppose, to implement
> such changes.
> Software to unpack and pack an iso-image You should find on heise.de,
> sourceforge.net and so on. - That's something like an "unzip or zip"
> not much more difficult...
> Otherwise You could just configure Your Version on a cf-card. Save Your
> configuration and put this file on Your CD.
> To find the configuration file please refer to the online-doc at:
> good luck!
>> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 13:20, balram ghimie <balramg at hotmail dot com> wrote:
>>> I am using MonoWall by CD + Floppy. Due to damage in floppy, I
>>> frequntly remove and change floppy. I read in FAQ that it is
>>> possible to put configuration file in CD also. But looking at ISO
>>> file i don't find " /conf.default/config.xml " . Any one can help
>>> me and show how to make CD with configuration.
>> Never done it, but it seems straightforward - unpack the .iso file
>> contents somewhere, make the changes you need to to the file system as
>> above, then take the directory contents again and make an .iso out of
>> it and burn that to a CD. You have to do that every single time you do
>> anything, like make a minor change to the firewall settings, though,
>> seems like a major pain.
>> Personally, I'd strongly recommend you buy an IDE Flash module instead
>> (assuming the computer you are using for your m0n0 has an IDE port,
>> most do). I think a 1GB costs something like $17, and it replaces
>> your hard drive... no moving parts, and it will last nearly forever
>> since m0n0 doesn't write anything to it except when you change the
>> That's what I use, works amazingly well, easy to upgrade the m0n0 when
>> a new version comes out, no worries about a floppy going bad just when
>> you need to reboot... Transcend makes the IFMs, you really should
>> look into it.
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