[cochiselinux] Re: Router/Firewall on 16mb of ram

  • From: wa6cvl <wa6cvl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cochiselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 06:39:59 -0700 (MST)

freesco   www.freesco.org  Runs in 8 megs. Very small.. will run from
floppy only....

On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, Tyler Milam wrote:

> Can anyone suggest a solid BSD or GNU/Linux distro suitable as a firewall
> (directly facing the internet and exposed to all) that will run well on 16mb
> of ram? The cpu is fine...its 160mhz. Plenty. But 16mb of ram just isn't
> cutting it on FreeBSD. I need more memory than that just to be able to
> unpack .tbz's. The hard drive is making some noise, but seems to mostly work.
> (disk thrashing?). I get errors from the cdrom if the disc I'm using is even
> slightly worn.
>
> Because FreeBSD doesn't seem to be performing well (I've been trying to
> pkg_add -r emacs for the past 30 minutes and its still resolving
> dependancies) I'm considering trying NetBSD next.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tyler Milam
>
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