Linux Journal: Getting Small with Linux, Part 2

This week, I want to concentrate on network administration
with a look at one tiny distribution that bills itself as the
“Linux Security Toolkit”. This is Trinux, a two (or more)-floppy
Linux distribution whose claim to fame is the concentration of
network tools that are included with the system.
You get
programs for network mapping, packet sniffing, network performance
monitoring and a whole lot more (as they say on TV).”

“You can get Trinux by surfing to http://www.trinux.org. Click
on “Latest Images” over on the left-hand side. You’ll be
transported to the Trinux ftp site, where you’ll find the basic
distribution. The images to get are “boot” and “classic”. Notice
the other two images there, xdata1 and xdata2. These are X window
support diskettes, which give you a very basic 16-color VGA
display. While I applaud the work, there are no plans here to
provide X applications other than to let you run multiple xterms.
Personally, I wouldn’t bother with these, since you already have a
handful of virtual consoles available. I’m jumping ahead just a tad
here, but typing Alt-F1, Alt-F2 and so on should give you all the
sessions you need.”

“The only strange thing I encountered with installation was
this. The ftp site has the images listed as boot.gz and classic.gz.
The instructions even tell you to unzip the image files. I
right-clicked on the images to download them with Netscape, and the
files I got were not zipped. No big deal, but I thought you should
know. The install, then, is simply a matter of copying the images
onto a couple of blank diskettes.”