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
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 - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/