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LinuxPR: LIGHTNING-Linux for next generation Internet gateways

Feb 02, 2001, 21:56 (0 Talkback[s])

"Now available to the open source community -- based on kernel version 2.4 and optimized for powerful routing over xDSL, cable or wireless modems."

LIGHTNING, a leading manufacturer of secure Internet access gateways, today announces its contribution to the open source community: The company's Linux distribution is based on the very latest Linux kernel 2.4 and is used for advanced routing and gateway functionality. It supports IP routing, extended address translation and filtering, load sharing, transparent proxy redirection, DHCP client and server, syslog and firewalls. The Swiss company will now give the open source community access to developments and modifications made on the open source projects. The modified part of the open source project is also available at LIGHTNING's website."

LIGHTNING chose an open source system because compared to other systems Linux routing is very fast. The open source system offers better performance, high speed for the implementation of new developments, and it provides interoperability to other devices. LIGHTNING-Linux is a complete GNU system, it is based on kernel 2.4 and works with Motorola 8xx processors as well as on Intel 386 platforms. Furthermore, it is based on the latest high performance Glibc 2.1.3 library which provides POSIX compliant APIs (Application Programming Interface)."

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