[nycbug-talk] Some Soekris things. . .
george at sddi.net
Wed Nov 17 12:06:29 EST 2004
Seems like it's time for a new topic. . .didn't realize that cheap
hardware sales were so enthralling. Just try garbage night on Wall
Street. . .
So finally started hacking away at the Soekris box last week. . .
I'm in the middle of writing up a how-to that kind of picks up where
Michael Lucas' OnLamp article leaves off.
First, some stupid problems I faced. . . I think mea culpa is a
appropriate role for the talk list. . . it keeps the egos in check. <g>
1. I'm using an old Dell PowerEdge server with SCSI drives in it for
the OBSD bootstrap box. So, what are SCSI drives in the world of OBSD?
sd devices. . . I'm using Chris Capuccio's script, and stupidly
attempted to run his install script which refers to the CF card as sd0.
. .which is of course my boot device. So overwrote my bootstrap drive
with the Soekris image. Duh. Reading is Fundamental.
2. Couldn't connect via null modem. . .well, since it's an old server,
the com ports were disabled. . .always check the BIOS. . .
3. For the first time in years, had problems getting the kernel source
extracted for OBSD. It's usually a no-brainer. Apparently, OBSD 3.5
and 3.6 both have a change on this, as per OBSD-misc. I haven't
researched further, but will not tell anyone how I cheated to get this
working without doing a manual extraction.
I'm looking to give some guidance to the following:
providing online pfstat stats over thttpd for PF firewall.
breaking down the rc file for configuration
and a lot more. . .some is kind of basic, and really the next steps in
Michael Lucas' article, some provides more meat for the technically
slow who need hand-holding.
Anyway, I'll be putting up on NYC*BUG library when complete. . .
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