I'm running the pc-ide version of monowall on an old P120 machine. The
machine locks up approximately every 30 minutes especially whenever I try to
edit my configuration. I have read that monowall requires at least 64 MB
ram (which I have not met) but I'm trying to figure out if that is really my
The type of freeze I experience lock doesn't just kick me off the web
interface but also locks me out of the text console. If this was a normal
FreeBSD box I would conclude that it has hardware reliability problems. Is
this normal when I run out of ram? Or should I expect to get some "nice"
error message or even hope of the system continuing to respond to my key
presses - at least at the console?
I suspect I might have hardware problem on my hands, but I just want to
confirm that because if my hardware is fine and I really need 64 mb then
that's what I'll do.
The type of configuration I use is relatively simple so I thought I would
squeak by the min requirements with 47 mb:
5 ipfw rules
4 nat rules
1 pptp user
Simple traffic shaper
Here is my top mem line (19M Free seems fine to me . is it?)
Mem: 5868K Active, 3992K Inact, 4204K Wired, 4K Cache, 4368K Buf, 19M Free
Anyone running a machine with less than 64 MB? Does it work? How much is
the real minimum if I'm not doing anything fancy? 32 MB? And how can I tell
if I have enough RAM? From top "free mem" value?
Thank you very much,