Re: Smoothwall question
From: Joachim Schipper (jDOTschipper_at_math.uu.nl)
Date: 31 Jan 2005 20:19:58 GMT
Arthur Hagen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ozzy <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The P1 166 is fine. I have a smoothwall running on one just fine but
>> you'll need more ram.
>> 64MB is ideally minimum.
> My guess is that it depends on the Linux install and kernel you run it on
> top of, and how it's been configured. A gentoo build with only the required
> drivers, kernel swapping allowed, and -Os as optimization might increase the
> available memory quite a bit. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to wait
> around for a gentoo build on a P166 - it'd probably take weeks of compile
Isn't that what distcc is for? You might not wish to use it on a
firewall that is actually in use - though, if properly firewalled, it
might not compare badly with a web or SSH server - but it will allow you
to actually build the firewall.
However, do go the easy route and pry some memory from a dead box, or
just get a new fifth-hand one.