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Disk Images
Kernels & Modules


Replace your slow, buggy, and crash prone SyGate, WinGate, or Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) system with fast, stable and FREE linux software!  

Look under disk images to find several pre-configured, easy to use LRP based floppy disk firewalls.  These images are designed to allow a typical home or small business network to share a single high speed net connection (such as cable-modem or DSL).  The LRP firewall also shields your internal network from internet 'nasties' and is very secure.  You do not need any prior linux experience to use these disk images, as step-by-step configuration instructions are provided.  Since LRP boots off a single floppy disk, you don't even need a hard drive!

You know from watching the news Microsoft and internet security don't belong together in the same sentence...one of these floppies booting on an old 'doorstop' 486 machine will be faster and more reliable than a windows based software firewall running on your desktop Pentium 2 (try running windows off a floppy disk with 12 Megs of RAM :-).  Keep yourself safe and pick out a disk image right now.

It's the perfect way to try linux...if you don't like it, pop out the floppy and you have your old machine back, plus you'll be able to amaze your friends and tell them you installed linux!

You can also find several add-on packages to extend the functionality of your LRP box, some documentation I have written and collected, and I also have various versions of the LRP kernel and modules available, if you need to get a specific driver for your network interface or SCSI card.

Please see the support section if you have any questions or problems, and don't forget to check out lrp.c0wz.com:81 (or the local mirror) for lots of LRP odds and ends.

What is LEAF?

An easy to use embedded Linux network appliance for use in small office, home office, and home automation environments. Although it can be used in other ways, it's primarily used as a gateway/router/firewall for Internet leaf sites.

What's HOT

Be sure to check the updates section as well.


Both floppy and CD-ROM versions are available.

An Australian Telstra BigPond version is also available on the contributed images page, thanks to Ernest Haak.

A single-disk IPSec VPN gateway image is also available on the contributed images page, thanks to Lynn Avants.

Bulk Downloads

If you would like to mirror my server, or copy a large chunk of content to your local drive, please use the publicly available rsync server.  The following command should get you started:

  rsync <rsync flags> lrp.steinkuehler.net::lrp <local-directory>

No FTP service is available at this time...if you cannot use http to downolad for some reason, please use rsync.

You should also see the mirrors page for sites that might be closer to you or provide better bandwidth to your region of the internet.

Cryptographic Software

Due to U.S. Exports Regulations, all cryptographic software on this site is subject to the following legal notice: 
This site includes publicly available encryption source code which, together with object code resulting from the compiling of publicly available source code, may be exported from the United States under License Exception "TSU" pursuant to 15 C.F.R. Section 740.13(e).

This legal notice applies to cryptographic software only. Please see the Bureau of Export Administration for more information about current U.S. regulations.

Please refer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology or the Global Internet Liberty Campaign for more information about current U.S. regulations, why they are a bad idea, and what you can do about them.

Contact Information

Postal address
Charles Steinkuehler
222 SW Greenwood Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606
Electronic mail
charles <at> steinkuehler <dot> net

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Last modified: December 04, 2001