On Mon, 26 Jul 2004, Philip Creevy wrote:
> I am going to use smoothwall to set up a firewall.
> I was planning on using a via mini-itx system with a
> flash drive of about 4GB and a 512MB ram drive.
I have a 533MHz mini-itx with 128MB RAM doing firewall/5-way
router/VPN/squid, and it's fine: if squid isn't running
top reports something like 40MB used.
Total system excluding squid cache is ~400MB, and 60+ of that is
eminently losable stuff in /usr/share.
So unless you're running squid, I'd say 512MB flash and 128MB RAM is
> If VAR is in the ram drive and I turn off the system
> will I loose any system data.
I suppose that depends on whether you're writing your system logs to a
remote machine (man syslog.conf) or not...
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