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 From:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Fsck?
 Date:  Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:34:43 -0700 (PDT)
On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Mitch (WebCob) wrote:

> > Once you get past the rootfs problem, you'll find that m0n0wall falls on
> > its face if it can't find a config file (which must be local, not TFTP or
> > NFS).  If you have a valid m0n0wall CF in place this shouldn't be a
> > problem, but it's an obstacle to getting up with a new or corrupted CF.
> 
> Can't we fix that?
> 
> I like the ideas you are using here... would be nice to be able to get
> hardware and initialize it straight through without even opening the box...
> 
> The mono boot procedure - couldn't it be modified to detect the initial tftp
> boot, and knowing that use tftp to retrieve a config file?
> 
> It could use the IP address in the file name to allow unique config, and
> failing to find that file, use the IP network to pull down a default config
> if that is the desired option...
> 
> Thoughts?

I have some thoughts, but they'll have to wait until after the
weekend, since I'll be out of town. :-)

					Fred Wright