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Practically Networked: Building a Linux Network Appliance

May 21, 2006, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Practically Networked invites to join our new weekly series on how to build your own Linux-based network appliance. If you're a home or small business user with a shared Internet connection and some networked PCs, this is just what you need to secure your LAN with a powerful, flexible device that outperforms comparable commercial devices for a fraction of the cost, or even no cost at all. You'll learn how to configure Internet-connection sharing and firewalls, and how to add useful services such as intrusion detection, HTTP caching, name services, file and print sharing, and network storage. It doesn't matter what your LAN hosts are running, whether it's Linux, Windows, Mac or something else--your Linux appliance will serve them all..."

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