Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Sat Nov 23 15:09:19 EST 2002
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 10:41:14 -0500 (EST)
Phil Tanguay <ptanguay at magma.ca> wrote:
> May I suggest a floppy based firewall distro ? I've used freesco
> (www.freesco.org) in the past, with good experience. Best part is
> that you flick the write protect doodad on the floppy, and you're one
> reboot away from a clean system, if you're ever worried about anything
> (although it's locked tighter than a drum anyways).
Following up on your suggestion I downloaded it to take a look. First
off, why are they still using a 2.0 series kernel? I don't see
why unless the 2.4 or 2.5 series can't be stripped down to fit
onto a floppy. Not having played with kernals since the 2.2
series I can't comment on that, but it's a question.
Secondly, all the instructions are geered towards Windoze people,
operating on a Windoze box, right down to the insulting instruction
"from a Windows explorer, or from DOS, use <make_fd.bat> to create a
FREESCO floppy install." Despite the fact that this is a Linux system,
there is no installation for those people who already hae Linux!
The instructions for the hard disk install is evern worse! Things like
that make me hot under the collar. Any way I'll play with it and see
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