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 From:  zealot <zealot at tradersguild dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ssh console?
 Date:  Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:08:45 -0500
eshorkey at commonpointservices dot com wrote:

> Shell access via ssh would also make development of new features a lot easier
> for those of us that don't have a seokris and another bsd box to be the image
> server.
> 
> 
> Quoting "Gorm J. Siiger" <gjs at sonnit dot dk>:
> 
> 
>>>I once made a cash donation to the project, and then followed up by asking
>>>for ssh. Manuel asked me what I thought I would do with ssh access, since
>>>there was no shell, no text editor, etc. My only answer was "uh...dick
>>>around, like on my FreeBSD system". After a couple more e-mails, I
>>
>>conceded
>>
>>>that having ssh access in m0n0wall did not make sense, and withdrew the
>>>request.
>>>       ----
>>>
>>
>>I'm working daily with enterprise firewall's (not the small kind) - and if I
>>didn't have shell access to the boxes support would take 3-10 times longer
>>and be alot more complex.
>>
>>tcpdump is your most important tool in debugging and problem solving, sure
>>you can put up three or four local sniffers, do port mirroring and other
>>stuff but it takes time and cost money.
>>
>>So I see two ways of solving this problem:
>>
>>1. Make shell access via SSH and give access to tcpdump, ping, tracroute,
>>arp etc. 
>>
>>2. I know there is a client/server tcpdump util, and with the client you can
>>dump remotely on the box from you pc.
>>
>>I'm using m0n0wall for some things, and it's a great piece of software. But
>>with shell access - it would definately be better.
>>
>>-- 
>>Gorm J. Siiger - SonnIT


I'm curious, do you guys run m0n0wall on compact flash or hard drive? If 
compact flash, how large is the CF card?

z