Chapter 2. Getting the "Right" Hardware

2.1. Firewall/Router

Warning

The latest and final version of Coyote Linux is 2.24

The Coyote Linux Floppy Firewall Development has been discontinued, see Coyote Linux Floppy Firewall Development Discontinued

Note that it is the _floppy_ version of Coyote Linux that is discontinued, there will be a replacement based on installation to harddrive available instead.

A short summary on things you need to create a Coyote Linux firewall/router for Skolelinux/Debian-edu.

Warning

The hardware specifications listed here are based on my own experience; yours may vary.

Notes

[1]

These are the hardware requirements for Coyote Linux version 2.24.

22.7.2004: Support for machines without a math co-processor was removed with version 2.11

[2]

This assumes a small Skolelinux/Debian-edu network with only one machine on the 10.0.2/23-backbone network. For bigger installations, this crossover cable is replaced with a straight cable connected to a switch. Refer to network map at FIXME the sidebar To-do

The reference to 10.0.2.0/23 indicates a subnet mask format that you may not be familiar with, I will use this notation throughout this document, as it is easier, and in my opinion more practical. I will in section the sidebar To-do discuss this subnet mask format.