[Soekris] m0n0wall alternatives?
jim at netgate.com
Fri Oct 29 21:11:48 UTC 2004
David Young wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 12:28:47AM -0700, Matt Peterson wrote:
>>>One of the things you could do is spit out a set of variables to a file.
>>>The various RC/startup files on netbsd (and freebsd) are particularity
>>>suited to this. The web server could suck-in the existing setup, and
>>>then the various CGIs (or some in-process equalent) could modify the
>>This works well and is fairly reliable, none of this replacing rc
>>scripts or reinventing the wheel work. In a previous gig I did this on
>>FreeBSD with PHP's Config PEAR module (it's geared for INI, XML and
>>other formats to modify, but also works fine for simple key="value"
>>parsing too). This setup allows shell users to still modify files.
>>In theory you could pump out simple rc script modifications with sed and
>>awk; or is your distro so small you lack a shell?
> I couldn't live w/o my Bourne shell. It's on there.
>>On the flip side, 512Mb CF's are $50 @ Costco now-a-days.
> My goal is to run turn-key, community rooftop routing software on a
> platform that costs, say, $60. Likely specs are 4-8MB Flash, 16-32MB RAM.
> I want to fit into that space:
Now you're talking about stuff that is right up my alley.
> * init :-)
> * sh, sed, awk, grep(?)
> * misc net utils: ifconfig, netstat
> * rc scripts
> * dhclient
> * dhcpd
> * sshd
> * hslsd (routing)
> * zebra (RIB/FIB for the routing)
> * syslog
> * thttpd
> * name daemon
> * CGI configurator for firewall/routing/name service
> * etc...
I'm curious where you're going to find a $60 platform with 4-8MB of
flash and 16-32MB of DRAM. Have you identified one?
For sure its not Soekris (no board Soren sells is priced this low), so
maybe we should take this off-line.
> Some builds will additionally contain:
> * NoCatSplash
> * IPSec
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