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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.


Self-Extracting Images

File Protocol Speed Site
dachstein-v1.0.2-1680.exe http Fast

LEAF Sourceforge site

dachstein-v1.0.2-1680.exe http Slow Local download

Raw Disk Images

dachstein-v1.0.2-1680.bin http Fast

LEAF Sourceforge site

dachstein-v1.0.2-1680.bin http Slow Local download


  1. This disk image is very easy to use.  See the step-by-step instructions for detailed directions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. 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 CD-ROM version scripts, with enhanced backup routines.
  2. 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).
  3. Both static IP and dynamic IP internet connections are supported.
  4. A pre-configured DHCP server is included making it very easy to configure the machines on the internal network.
  5. A local DNS cache is provided, providing faster name resolving, independence from your ISP, and easier configuration of local machines.
  6. 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 soon.


  • PPPoE disk image
  • FAQ?

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Last modified: December 04, 2001