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 From:  Dennis Karlsson <dennis at denniskarlsson dot com>
 To:  zealot <zealot at tradersguild dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ssh console?
 Date:  Thu, 01 Jul 2004 17:19:52 +0200
CF 64


zealot wrote:

> 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
>
>
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