Bounty is rendered unnecessary. Thanks again, to Tommyboy180.
The offer is for an IBM Thinkpad T23. This is an older notebook computer.
It's a grade 'B' machine w/ nothing missing.
It has a PIII 1.13GHz processor, 512MB Ram, 20GB HDD, DVD player, Power Supply.
It will come w/ a PCMCIA 10/100 NIC, for the 2nd network connection.
The Battery doesn't hold a charge, but I may include one that does. It would be older and not guaranteed.
I may be able to include a docking station with it. The ds would add 1 NIC and 2 more PCMCIA slots.
I pay shipping.
I know the notebook isn't worth Big$$$.
I'm guessing this won't take a lot of time, and thereby my offer might be a reasonable one.
What I'm looking for is someone who could debug Tommyboy180's IP BlockList package;
to run -reasonably reliably- on a particular pfSense 2.0 Beta installation.
Tommyboy180 can't dedicate time - right now - to debug porting it over from 1.2 to 2.0.
It seems to run fine on 2.0, more often than not.
I'm competent, but my BSD skill-set isn't that developed, yet.
I have IP Blocklist working on a different Beta 2.
I've wiped, reloaded, tried dozens of builds - often w/ no other packages installed.
I've switched hardware (from this Thinkpad to my current Dell).
My trials are detailed here-> http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,24769.msg154680.html#msg154680
I understand pfSense 2.0 is BETA. I know the code is continually changing. I don't expect miracles or indentured servitude.
I have one machine in particular I'd like IP Blocklist to behave on. I'd be really happy if that could happen.
It'd be double-extra groovy if you'd try to restore IP Blocklist; if some new pfSense 2.0 feature comes along and renders it inoperable:
(Like CSFR seems to have done)->http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,29987.0/topicseen.html
Again: I'm only looking for a reasonable effort. We're both taking a small risk and I don't have unrealistic expectations.
If you think you could stick with me, through an additional bug or two;
then the docking station and better battery will arrive in the initial shipment.
There are a couple of caveats.
1) This can't become Tommyboy180's project. He's done a lot for the pfSense community and needs a life.
2) You can't overwrite his original code in the pfSense depository. He doesn't have a local copy right now.
Full Notebook Disclosure/Details.
I -dependably- ran pfSense 2 Beta on this notebook; from this past spring till last week.
I firewalled a small company w/ it and avg uptime was 30-60 days (when I'd restart it for an update).
I took it offline to substitute a P4 Dell.
I wouldn't run Squid+SquidGuard+Shallalist+massive custom ACL's on it.
I did that on it's twin and it bogged down as it didn't have enough RAM.
The only problem I ever had w/ it is an occasional bogus
The error occurred 4x over 8 months and only on boot. The fan itself, is fine.
This is a known issue w/ this gen Thinkpad, I never had the time to debug it.
It might be related to the docking station, as it only ever happened when docked.
I'm moving home+office this month, so may be back here often, or not so often.