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Re: Building Debian firewall

On May 28 2001, Andreas Tille wrote:
> I also will have to install a 486 box as firewall/router.  I'd like to
> set up it diskless and just boot it from a single floppy.  This would
> avoid using apt-get.
> No need for any fsck or anything else.  No wast of energy for
> spinning harddisks and no additional noise of the box.
> Does somebody think that such a Debian-based
> router/firewall-construction-kit would be possible.  I'm a bloody
> beginner in this field.

	As others may also have replied (I have not yet read the whole
	thread), there is the Linux Router Project, which is just
	that: a floppy based distribution for constructing gateways
	and firewalls.

	On the other hand, I've been thinking of doing something
	similar, but not with a floppy, but with flash ram (actually,
	this idea occured me when I was looking at constructing an
	economic, yet versatile MP3 player, but building a router with
	no moving parts would be economic in terms of energy, I

	So, my questions are:

	1 - Does anybody know what are the possible brands of flash
	ram which are supported under Linux?

	2 - Where could I buy them?

	Thank you very much for any hints to the questions above, Roger...

  Rogerio Brito - rbrito@iname.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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