network appliance question

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Jul 16 06:48:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at>wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Jeff Hamann <
> jeff.hamann at> wrote:
>> I would like to take a ton of apps I've compiled from source, plus gobs of
>> my own source, build a "distro" of that super solid freebsd I love,  and
>> hermetically seal it up in a box that can be plugged into a network hub, so
>> that users don't have to use anything but a web browser, sftp, or ssh to
>> access the contents. My questions are as follows:
>> 1) Is this possible?
>> 2) If so, is there a network appliance "starter kit" I can play with first
>> to prove the concept, and
>> 3) If so, where? I haven't been too successful searching for "network
>> appliance building for dummies"
>> Thanks,
>> Jeff.
>> Jeff Hamann, PhD
>> PO Box 1421
>> Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1421
>> 541-754-2457
>> jeff.hamann[at]forestinformatics[dot]com
>> There may be a far better method, but perhaps using
> /usr/ports/sysutils/freesbie to build an ISO then using it to image a drive
> would work for you.
> Or there is this sort of approach too, obviously need to be adapted/slimmed
> to your embedded enviro as well.  There is an old FreeBSD embedded cookbook
> to, I'd guess much of it still applies.
> --
> Adam Vande More
Looking into this a little more and this page may also interest you.

/usr/src/release/ contains some interesting items.

Adam Vande More

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