"A handful of network engineers are taking advantage of new free
software that turns older PCs into Linux-based routers for IP
traffic-a concept that could catch on in the enterprise."
"The code is being distributed by the Linux Router Project, a
loose-knit group of software developers formed several years ago to
develop a less expensive alternative to mass-produced routers and
"If you can't afford $2,000 for a Cisco [Systems Inc.]
router for your office, you can round up an old 486 PC and a few
Ethernet cards, and it will work fine as a [Linux router]
box," said Bret Berger, an engineer at systems integrator
StoneFly Technology, in St. George, Utah."
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