[coreboot] new project.
peter at stuge.se
Sat Oct 18 21:54:10 CEST 2008
James Ortega wrote:
> > > load Linux Firewall off a solid state drive.
> > If you have the possibility to use a larger flash chip than the
> > standard supplied with the board you can even load the Linux
> > kernel itself off the boot flash.
> Forgive my ignorance, something like CF Flash?
No, I should have been more clear, sorry. :)
Coreboot and a so-called payload are programmed into the flash chip
on the mainboard there the BIOS used to be.
The payload can of course be a boot-loader that loads a kernel from a
hard drive or CF (which is functionally identical to a hard drive) -
but the payload can also be a Linux kernel.
> I was looking for maybe an x2 would be fine for the processor.
If you're only going to forward packets I think that is huge
> The drives will be needed to house the firewall software. In
> addition they will contain the log files.
If you're running Linux there's already a firewall built-into the
kernel. If by software you mean lots of applications that will run
on top of the kernel then maybe those drives can be useful.
> As a precaution the log files will also be sent to a
> syslog server.
That's always a good idea.
> I'll look at the above mentioned boards and see if they fix my
Well, the Geode LX doesn't have the same bang as an X2, but it will
do firewalling without any problems.
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