This disk builds on my previously well received EigerStein firewall. In
addition to substantial updates to many packages, the disk image is generally
smaller, thanks to some careful tweaking and squishing of the linux kernel, and
a lot of work by Ewald Wasscher to shrink the size of root.lrp, updating files
in the process.
- This disk image is very easy to use. See the
instructions for detailed directions.
- You will need to configure each workstation behind the LRP box. This
image includes a DHCP server so clients can be automatically
configured. See the
instructions for details.
- Advanced users: Please refer to the
CD-ROM README file
for details on several nifty new features, like partial backups, boot-time
module installation, and over-riding the LRP= line of syslinux.cfg (handy when
your kernel command line exceeds 256 characters). While implemented for
the CD version, these enhancements are built-into the floppy release as well,
and you may find them useful.
- You might want to check out the
change log for details
on what's new and different. The biggest recent changes are the switch
to Jacques Nilo's dnscache package, which has a different configuration
interface than my older dnscache package, and the migration to the
version scripts, with enhanced backup routines.
- Dachstein is in the 1680K 'extended capacity' disk format. To make
this easy to use, I am distributing a self-extracting disk image. Just
download and run the program on a win32 machine. It will automatically
format the floppy and make a bootable LRP disk. Raw binary disk images
are available as well, for folks runing *nix (remember to format your floppy
to 1680K before using dd to write the image).
- Both static IP and dynamic IP internet connections are supported.
- A pre-configured DHCP server is included making it very easy to configure
the machines on the internal network.
- A local DNS cache is provided, providing faster name resolving,
independence from your ISP, and easier configuration of local machines.
- If you have to use PPPoE to connect to your ISP, you will not be able to
use this disk image, but PPPoE is working on the CD-ROM version, and I (or
someone) should have an easy to use floppy version that supports PPPoE real