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RE: [SLUG] Older i386 looking for buff firewall. Must know how to handle bad packets...
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Older i386 looking for buff firewall. Must know how to handle bad packets...
- From: George Vieira <georgev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Nov 28 12:38:39 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Gees, you guys are really tight... maybe I can get it working on a 286..
might be slow enough to actually see the packets fly by.
I'm sure North Rocks guys must have some 30 pin SIMMS around.
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From: CaT [mailto:cat@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 12:34 PM
To: Ken Yap
Cc: Aaron Binns; slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Older i386 looking for buff firewall. Must know how
to handle bad packets...
On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 12:25:49PM +1100, Ken Yap wrote:
> >cannot handle any more ram chips and I don't want to spend a heap of dosh
> >chips for such old equipment. So can Linux really handle a 386 sx with
> >(stable with decent uptime).. or have I found my first myth & untruth
> >Linux? heck Id been looking forward to seeing Linux run on the old box.
> Mate, you'll need 8 MB to run a firewall. If you can't put more SIMMs in
> the box, come around and I'll give you an old 386 box.
> Linux does run on a 386, but you do need enough memory for the task.
> With 4 MB you could a few pico sessions maybe, not firewalling.
Why not? For firewalling all you really need (minimally) is an adequately
configured kernel. syslogd maybe if you want to log it. The kernel will
take up anywhere upto 1-2meg depending on how beefily you configure it, so
that leaves 2-3meg for other stuff.
Or am I missing something fundamental?
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