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AllLinuxDevices: Lightning Linux Powers Robust Routers

Feb 14, 2001, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The existence of this box is what brought these four men together this day. Narrow, and about the size of a narrow three-ring binder, this box happily sat being the centerpiece of the table and the conversation."

"The box had a name, of course: the MultiCom Ethernet II, a long name that sort of describes what it does. It is, essentially, an Ethernet router with the ability of interfacing with Ethernet to LAN and WAN connections, among others. But the thing that makes this hardware really unique is its onboard operating system: a full-blown distribution of Linux."

"The distribution loaded on this router is the manufacturer's own home-grown version: Lightning Linux. And Lightning Linux is no stripped version of Linux as some other embedded distributions are: it's the entire thing, running on a full-fledged 2.4 kernel."

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