[TriLUG] FDD Firewall distros
rvestal at trilug.org
Sun Nov 16 00:31:43 EST 2003
This is a laptop with an FDD only, no CDROM, no USB...
Mike Mueller wrote:
> On Saturday 15 November 2003 14:28, Roy Vestal wrote:
>>Howdy. I'm looking a very "unique" distro. I'm looking a distro that will
>>fit on one or FDD's, 2.4 kernel, iptables (for nat/firewall) and supports
>>PCMCIA NICs. That's right, I want a Floppy Firewall that will run off a
>>happyh little laptop with No HDD and No CD.
> I was following LRP in 2000. They were using 2.2 kernels and having to use
> special techniques to use more than 1.4MB on the FD. Unsafe IMO. I had
> little success with it but I was a raw noob back then. With 2.4 I'm not sure
> what the status is now. Whoa! Major sour grapes. http://www.linuxrouter.org/
> Would you consider CDROM with a RAMdisk? More space all around. CDROMs are
> a 4x cost of FDD (4 X $5 = $20). Same safety attributes - root assaults
> cured with reset.
> These embedded Linuxes might be the new thing in this area. Sorry I missed
> the White Dwark presentation. The PC/104 stuff is pretty cool. Embedded R-T
> Linux is high on my todo list.
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