"Got an old Pentium 90 kicking around somewhere and a hankering
to learn more about an Internet router than plugging it in?
Building your own router using that old clunker is a good way to
both peek under the hood of a piece of gear essential to most
'net-connected households today. And having it be Linux-based will
get your feet wet with an operating system that continues to make
inroads against the beast from Redmond.
"There are many Linux-based router/firewalls available, and
we've previously looked at m0n0wall, Smoothwall Express,
LEAF-Bering uClibc and ClarkConnect. This time, we'll focus on
IPCop, whose tagline is 'The bad packets stop here...'"