"In the following article I'll discuss, in brief, compiling
of a new kernel, or an old one, which ever pleases you most, on a
example of the upcoming kernel 2.4.0, by using the 2.4.0-test9
version, and some references on new and improved firewalling
implemented in it, called iptable."
"First of all, you'll need to grab yourself a copy of the latest
kernel, I believe that the latest stable version is 2.2.17, or if
you feel adventurous the latest 2.4.0-test10, an unstable one.
Unstable, but, on the other hand more fun and fitted with the
latest candy and surprises.It resembles a pinata of some sort. A
good guess would be to try here (ftp.kernel.org), or a mirror near
you, but don't be afraid of the image in it! On the other hand,
it'll save you a lot of time and nerves if you can pick it up from
a CD shipped with plethora of those PC/computer magazines lying