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Re: Routers vs. PC's for routing - was list problems?
Then why ot boot from a CD-ROM? Sure, it moves, but only for the few minutes it takes to boot. Then it spins down and sits idle for the n days/weeks/months until the next reboot. It would probably last as long as the solid state drive, and would be cheaper. The big problem here, of course, is software upgrades. Personally, I'd just use a hard drive and initrd (under linux) and leave the hd controller out of the kernel. When it comes time to upgrade, reboot to an alternate kernel that has the hd support code. But that's more of a discussion for a Linux list than here. -Dave On 5/23/2002 at 18:01:03 -0400, Steven J. Sobol said: > > On Thu, 23 May 2002, E.B. Dreger wrote: > > > SJS> a basic question, but the only EIDE mass-storage devices > > SJS> I've used are more traditional drives. > > > > Why not partition wisely, then mount the desired partition as > > read-only? Or I guess one _could_ mount each partition as RO... > > > > But why? > > The box I want to build is passing packets between the rest of my network > (and the public Internet) and one server that will hold sensitive data. > It'll be a Linux box with the TCP/IP stack running in bridged mode, with > two ethernet adapters installed. The box just needs to boot up and run. It > doesn't need to log anything. > > -- > Steve Sobol, CTO (Server Guru, Network Janitor and Head Geek) > JustThe.net LLC, Mentor On The Lake, OH 888.480.4NET http://JustThe.net > "In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user/You've got your own newsgroup: > alt.total.loser" - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "It's All About the Pentiums" > > > -- Dave Israel Senior Manager, IP Backbone Engineering