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Coyote is a firewall and VPN server that is designed to be run on minimal hardware while still providing enterprise class security, reliability, and performance.
DLX is a full featured linux system running on Intel PC´s. The special thing is that DLX comes with only one 3,5" floppydisk.
Floppyfw is a static router with the firewall-capabilities in Linux.
FREESCO is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 3 ethernet/arcnet/token_ring/arlan network cards and up to 2 modems.
Giotto is a floppy Linux, a bootable floppy disk that comes with the necessary parts of the Linux operation system.
HAL91 is a very small Linux distribution that fits on one floppy disk.
HVLinux is a project started for developing a server-oriented linux distribution which contains the minimum of programs to work as well as a selection of security focused tools.
LEAF an easy to use embedded Linux network appliance for use in small office, home office, and home automation environments. Although it can be used in other ways, it´s primarily used as a gateway/router/firewall for Internet leaf sites.
LIAP contains "pills". Each of them is good for one disease, but it doesn´t work good enough for another.
LinuxEmbedded is a small i386 linux distribution -8 Mo- which provides full network and X Server.
LOAF is a small yet extensible distribution of the Linux operating system. As the name implies, LOAF generally fits on a single floppy, but is not limited to just one, or floppies at all for that matter.
LRP is small enough to fit on a single 1.44MB floppy disk, and makes building and maintaining routers, access servers, thin servers, thin clients, network appliances, and typically embedded systems next to trivial.
MetaLab rescue disk images and tools for creating rescue disks.
Monkey is complete small ELF distribution with latest kernel on 5 diskettes.
pocket-linux is an almost minimal, one floppy linux system designed to quickly convert PC workstation into secure linux-based workstation using ssh to connect to remote host (other networking clients are also supported).
SmallLinux is a partial distribution of the Linux kernel and support files that can boot on older x86 systems with less than 5 meg of ram memory.
tomsrtbt is the most GNU/Linux on 1 floppy disk, for rescue recovery panic & emergencies tools to keep in your shirt pockets whenever you can´t use a hard drive.
Trinux is a ramdisk-based Linux distribution that boots from a single floppy or CD-ROM, loads it packages from an HTTP/FTP server, a FAT/NTFS/ISO filesystem, or additional floppies. Trinux contains the latest versions of popular Open Source network security tools for port scanning, packet sniffing, vulnerability scanning, sniffer detection, packet construction, active/passive OS fingerprinting, network monitoring, session-hijacking, backup/recovery, computer forensics, intrusion detection, and more.
YARD is a suite of Perl scripts for creating rescue disks (also called bootdisks) for Linux.



Last update: 21 Oct 2003