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PC Week: IT abuzz over Linux-based routers

Feb 22, 2000, 16:40 (14 Talkback[s])
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"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 firewalls...."

"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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