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Old 03-20-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
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Question Need simple routing distro that can handle >2 networks


I need to find a relatively simple (to set up) linux routing distro that can route more than 2 networks. I have looked at a lot of those 'floppy distros' that seem to pretty much set themselves up but none of them can handle more than two NIC's.

I really need to stay away from just doing it myself with iptables, as this is for a demonstration type project thing with three networks. I need to show other people how to set it up so they can go away and do it themselves.

I would rather a smaller distro, maybe one that runs from a floppy, but i can install a fuller package if need be (like red hat or something).

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Old 03-20-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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You are not going to get three networks running from a floppy distro. ( by the way what is a floppy distro, that could be better than minlinux or tiny linux for laptops!)

But, I would recommend Redhat.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 06:52 AM   #3
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I think with the use of ifconfig, mosts distros can handle more than two interface cards bud.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:17 AM   #4
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I think with the use of ifconfig, mosts distros can handle more than two interface cards bud.
You seem to have misunderstood me.

I wanted some kind of user friendly interface for setting up the routing, ie without needing to use the route add, or iptables commands... like a menu or something, in a single floppy distribution of linux. This pursuit has since been abandoned though.

This is for other people who do not know much about linux or networking.

I am well aware of the fact that linux can handle more than two interface cards.. bud.

Apologies for not making my request clear enough.

For your question, just search for 'floppy linux' on any linux oriented downloads site. I am sure you will be swamped with results.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 08:14 AM   #5
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Hi,

there are some distros like IPCOP or Clarkconnect which may interest you... That's very secure distro with web interface to configure them... The problem is that I am not really sure that they are for strictly routing purpose... For example IPCOP can handle 3 NICs: one for green zone (LAN), another for orange zone (DMZ) and for red's one (Internet)...

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Old 07-17-2007, 03:18 AM   #6
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I maybe off-topic. You could try xorp. It's not exactly a floppy distro but it runs on a Live CD (100meg). No nice GUI and mostly a command based. Feels like using Cisco when you are setting it up. It can be found at http://www.xorp.org/ and it comes with a user manual at http://www.xorp.org/releases/current...ser_manual.pdf.

Just some possibilities and backup plans if you can't find a proper floppy distro....
 
  


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