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Devil-Linux 1.0: Firewall/Router Distro

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An ideal Linux distribution for an easy-to-configure firewall or router -- especially if it needs to run on old hardware.
X-window is not part of Devil-Linux. The only way you can browse the Web through it is with Lynx or another text-based browser. But the lack of an X-based graphical desktop is what makes it able to run at a decent speed directly from a CD.

However, Devil-Linux 1.0 can be used as a server. This is functionality in the 1.0 release that was not previously available, but server use requires caution. Bruce says, "I know some people who run services on their firewall because of lack of funds for more PCs, but we don't recommend that because that lessens security."
 read more | mail this link | score:6239 | -Ray, November 4, 2003
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