RouterOS performance?

Nathan Ward nanog at
Tue Aug 19 06:54:29 CDT 2008

On 19/08/2008, at 11:32 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Also, from time to time I have to reflash these to repurpose them
> (NanoBSD vs. pfSense vs. AskoziaPBX).  It's a complete pain to
> disassemble their enclosures so I can get at the CF cards.  I've often
> thought that if someone had whipped up a memory-resident image of
> something (anything, linux/bsd/whatever) that I could pxeboot, then I
> could just dd the new image in over the net.  Haven't gotten around to
> doing that yet.  Has anyone else?

My thing is memory resident, the kernel and root fs are all in one  
file. That's not exactly hard to do.
Not quite what you're looking for though, as config (including passwd  
etc.) isn't.
Wouldn't be difficult to change though.

Having said that, I strongly recommend getting your stuff to the point  
where it's a FAT formatted CF card, with a couple of files - 1 kernel,  
1 filesystem image. Filesystem images are good.
That way, you can mount your CF card somewhere, and 'reflash' from a  
live system. Just like, for example, a Cisco router. Upgrades are  
easy, just copy a new root FS+kernel on there.

Nathan Ward

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