I pitched an idea to Fulvio and he asked me to post it here in the forums to have others participate.
What follows is what I wrote to Fulvio via e-mail on Fri, 4 Apr 2008 15:00:47 -0700. My e-mail was a question and request.
I like many others have found Zeroshell to be there home
(or other use) firewall platform choice. I use Zeroshell
on the Alix 2c3 board and am happy with it. I am however
wondering if the WRAP, ALIX, Soekris flash image has
processor support for the Geode LX800 built into the
Kernel? Or is the kernel a generic X86 support build?
Would you be interested in porting your build environment
to Buildroot-ng (OpenWRT Kamikaze) like build environment?
I ask this because I would like to use the on-board
encryption acceleration that the Geode processor supports.
I also don’t want to asking you to host yet another image
or create a custom image for each platform. I see this as
extra work / time out of your life and extra cost for you
to host the image. buildroot-ng would also allow other to
build a custom flash image. It would also allow you and
others out by being able to test new Zeroshell builds on
the WRAP Alix or Soekris boards. It might also help in
testing and including add on software like Quagga ( I
don’t know if anyone as requested that add on package yet.
) with new and different base builds of Zeroshell.
Thank you for providing a open source firewall platform
that makes every ones life a bit easier.