[Shorewall-users] Setup Shorewall with no hard drive?

Pieterjan Heyse pieterjan.heyse at scheppers-wetteren.be
Mon Mar 8 23:43:40 PST 2004


Monday, March 8, 2004, 8:27:00 PM, you wrote:

> Or.... we have just setup two firewalls on 512Mb compact flash cards.
> You can get CF-IDE adapters (the flash card is seen as a real IDE 
> device) for around $10, so the only expenses would be for the flash 
> cards itself. Debian stable fits on the 512Mb easily...

Do you have any idea how long the compactflash disks last ? I read
about 100K write cycles. Is this true/ what are your experiences on
the CF disks ? Are they fast enough ?

I am so interested because we are making a WLAN between schools and I
want the hardware to be quite solid.

Cheers,

PJ

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