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    Linux Router Project

    Has anyone heard of the Linux Router Project in case you haven't it is a project that has been launched and the main objective is to create a linux OS that is big enough to fit on a single 1.44Mb floppy disk, a very interesting thing I was just suspicious on if anyone knew if the project had been completed and if so where I can download it, thanks for your time

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    No project is ever complete but check out here: http://www.linuxrouter.org/

    Look under downloads. I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for there.
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    Thanks alot but I couldn't find much there but i did find a load of other things so i have given you some anti-online points

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    I'm not looking for antipoints but rather looking to help. Is not what you are looking for here ftp://ftp.linuxrouter.org/linux-router/dists/current ?

    Perhaps I misunderstood your question. I thought you wanted to know where you could download it? From the looks of it they have either "completed" the project or stopped devel on it. Take a look at their mailing archives.
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    I found this ftp://ftp.linuxrouter.org/linux-router/ but i don't understand what to do do i have to download each file individually or something if you could help in any way i would highly appreciate it

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    thanks sooo much for your help i think i have got it sussed now

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    If you're intersted in a linux router check out this alternative. It has firewall and CD booting capabilities.

    http://lrp.steinkuehler.net/

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    Hey MsMittens,
    Do you know a bit more about LRP?
    They say it fits a floppy!
    Including the Kernel???
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    Originally posted here by Networker
    Hey MsMittens,
    Do you know a bit more about LRP?
    They say it fits a floppy!
    Including the Kernel???
    A linux kernel is actually quite small (less than a meg if compiled correctly). If need be it can be expanded in RAM and any tools needed are also relatively small. e.g.

    ifconfig - 65K
    route - 50k

    So putting a router on a floppy shouldn't be that hard. In fact, one could add iptables which takes a mere 68K of space and make the router a little more secure. Size has always been one of the biggest advantages of the *nix environment.

    You'd don't usually see it when you install from distro because they tend to add every bell and whistle they think is necessary. When I installed FreeBSD with just the tools I wanted and no GUI the whole thing took a total of 300MB. And the only reason it took that much is because I asked for all the devel tools.

    I hope that clarifies.
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