Building a Linux Network Appliance, Part 1 - page 3
Why Linux?We'll start with a customized Linux installation to make sure you have exactly what you need. After that we'll build a nice, solid iptables firewall, then continue with other border services. Then we'll get into LAN services such as file and print serving, and storage and backups. Grab your hardhat and lunch pail, and come back next week to get started.
- Linux applications are typically licensed under either the GPL, or one of the many Open Source Initiative licenses
- My very own Linux Cookbook is designed for beginning-to-intermediate Linux system administrators and users
- TCP/IP Network Administration, Third Edition is a great networking reference
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