AW: [mu TECH] focus on masqerading router

From: Kochenburger Andreas (
Date: Fri Nov 26 1999 - 09:29:41 CET

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Von: Richard de Waard []
Gesendet am: Donnerstag, 25. November 1999 18:18
Betreff: [mu TECH] focus on masqerading router

Like everyone else I like mulinux (ver.6r4) a lot. Great Job! I use it as
masqerading router on a i486 with 16 MB
for my private (small!) network and it works fine.
 I don't have a
question, only a
suggestion and I would like to know everyones opinion on the subject.

Wouldn't it be a good idea if you try to
focus mulinux to do a good job as
a masqerading router?

My opinion is that there are sufficient Linux distributions focussing
on the server side, tested and with all those security features needed.
I vote for a small desktop Linux which can be understood and learnt by
a single human being in reasonable time. That is really missing in the
Linux world. There are other minimalistic Linuxes around, but each of them
for special areas, like realtime things. But muLinux is for the amount
of "normal" users.
The only thing that I am missing is that with the C compiler one can do
less than in big distributions, kernel/module programming for instance,
i.e. afaik the sources are not public. But then you'd be better off with
a more powerful computer anyhow.
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