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Re: 3.2 installation problem
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 3.2 installation problem
- From: "Joseph C. Bender" <benderjc_(_at_)_benderhome_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 14:24:26 -0500
At 11:09 AM 12/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 05:36:23PM +0000, gogol pushkin wrote:
>Partial dmesges sent to the list are useless. Please send the list
>your entire dmesg.
Agreed, though I expect a DMA problem as well.
>You'll also need a respectable amount of RAM for this computer in
>order to install and run 3.2. Expect makedev (at the end of the
>install) to take *forever*, as will ssh-keygen at the first boot.
Depends on what you mean by respectable. 32MB is more than enough for an
install. There is also the "swapon" trick illustrated in the FAQ
>Assuming you're planning on using this as an appliance on a
>protected network, you might want to consider an older version of
>OpenBSD that doesn't use quite so many resources. That, or be
>prepared to pare down 3.2--something that would require a modicum
And running an older version runs the risk of someone telling them that
the version is too old and unsupported. <grin> Not to mention old SSH
I've got a AST 486/66DX2 (32MB RAM) running 3.2-stable, with nothing turned
off that will become my small network at home's firewall (replacing some
hardware that's far too much for the app).
I'll probably turn off sendmail running as a daemon, and that's about it.
With a couple of decent NICs, I daresay that most network firewall/NAT
needs could be taken care of using a box that small.
Ironically, this was the first FW I had in place, but yanked it under the
notion that it wasn't up to the task. I was wrong.
Don't expect to have great SCP or SSH startup speeds, but it'll handle
quite a bit for a router. Chances are you'll max your Internet uplink out
before the box overloads.
Joseph C. Bender
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