Subject: Re: NetBSD-i386 as a firewall/print server
To: Steven Grunza <email@example.com>
From: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/24/2001 21:24:18
> I'm looking to setup an old i386 with a bunch of RAM (about 16M or so),
> a 1.4 MB floppy drive, and a pair of Ethernet cards.
> The purpose of this machine is to:
> 1) act as a firewall between my nephews' ADSL provider (who gives out
> dynamic addresses)
> 2) act as a print server using Samba
you will have a problem when printing large docs because (if you have no
HDD) you will need large /mfs in your ram.
> 3) provide network communictions between both my nephews. One is
> using a Macintosh with a 10BaseT card, the other is using an AMD box
> with a 10BaseT card.
> Both of them need to access the Internet and the single printer their
> family owns.
> I would really prefer to use NetBSD for this since I've been using
> NetBSD ports (sparc and i386) for several years. Does anyone have any
> ideas/suggestions as to how to start?
making one-floppy system for this could be difficult and almost impossible
for beginners (like me and probably you).
buy old used 80-200MB drive and sell this floppy - in poland it's similar