[Nottingham] RedHat 8.0 - Coyote Linux Router

nottingham@mailman.lug.org.uk nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Feb 7 09:22:00 2003

Personally I recommend Coyote Linux
This is a vastly cut down linux distribution specifically
designed for using on as a router (and nothing else!)
It is small enough to load from floppy therefore you don't even need a hard drive.
You can set up a rudimentary firewall (which you are definitely going to need if you have broadband).
If you haven't a VDU to use with the PC/router you can Telnet in from your other PCs to reconfigure of shut it down.
I use it myself & I have found it easy to install, and set up.

URL www.coyotelinux.com  

> From: "Michael Erskine" <Michael.Erskine@JASMIN.PLC.UK>
> Date: 2003/02/07 Fri AM 09:10:27 GMT
> To: <nottingham@mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Subject: RE: [Nottingham] RedHat 8.0
> Steve Caddy [mailto:dyn@m0ng.com] wrote:
> > Ok, fair comment. I'll have a look around for other options, 
> > but I don't
> > want anything too big - I'm only running it on an old P100 
> > (with a VT420 and
> > no mouse) with the intention of setting it up as a router, 
> > and my old RH6.0
> > install is getting rather dated (2.2.5-15 kernel... *shudder*).
> Can I recommend Slackware 8.1 ? It is very modern, comes on a single CD,
> and is a good primer in what actually goes on under the hood -- it
> taught me a lot of what is necessary and what is cruft in a
> distribution. I have recently upgraded my Pentium 60's from RedHat 6.2
> to Slackware 8.1 and it can still cope! Send my your address and I'll
> send you a copy gratis.
> Regards,
> Michael.
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