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Metz, George

George Metz

SourceForge User: wolfstar

CVS Repository: wolfstar

website_devel-wolfstar.tar.gz

Welcome To George Metz's Linux Router Project Page

Welcome to the site I have put up, mopstly so the people looking for the kernel stuff I'm doing with LRP can actually read the rather long, drawn out filenames I've been trying to give the archives, as well as a brief description of  what's up for other files. At the moment, there's not a ton of stuff here to deal with, just three archives with one or two more to come. I'm not looking to best the c0wz site on docs, Charles' EigerStein site on flare or options, andcertainly not David's Oxygen stuff - I'm only barely able to comprehend allof his work, let alone match it! - but I am fairly competent when it comesto compiling kernels and doing some basics.

Archives - or "What You Can Find Here"

I've got two kernel archives up to date, as well as the disk image I'm currently using as my own router. What follows is links with explanations.

Kernel 2.2.18-Pentium:
This is the tarball for the 2.2.18 kernel release. It has been patched with all the necessary patches to make it run, and I use it at home myself. This is optimized for Pentium processors.  New features include USB Support - still experimental to an extent, and requires a program called usbmgr (hopefully coming soon) - and support for the XPeed X200/300 PCI DSL Modems.
Note

There is no config file in this tarball to show what options were used.

Kernel 2.2.18-i486:
The same kernel - and modules - as above, except optimized for 486 DX-class processors with built-in math co-proccessors. At this time, there isn't a copy of the kernel with support for math co-proccessor emulation, though I should be churning one out soon. This tarball does include a config file, in case your curious about what options I used.
Secure Router Disk Image:

This is the disk image I use on my own router - a Dell Optiplex 466 system with a 486/66 proccessor, 16 megs of RAM, and two 3c509b Etherlink III 3Com NICs. If you wish to use it, you'll need to go ahead and change the configurations to suit. Feature list:

  • Kernel Version 2.2.18 optimized for 486-class processors
  • Based on LRP Version 2.9.8 1680k 2.2 Disk Image
  • Automatically set up to port-forward to an internal SSH server
  • Packages installed: sshd, DNScache, Portsentry, oidentd, weblet/sh-httpd, IPTraf, bootbeep
Note

The ssh server is set up to listen and bind with port 22. Because incoming connections on external interface for port 22 are port-forwarded, connections to the router are ONLY available from the internal network. Also, I have no real idea of what IPTraf does other than it's a network analyzer that I want to play with.

Full Weblet Package:
This is a package that incorporates Justin Ribeiro's modified index page for Charles' base weblet package. Useful if you want to snazz up the appearance of your weblet, or get a totally uniform-appearing weblet regardless of the browser you're using.
Note

This package uses JavaScript, and is more than twice as large as the normal weblet package. Total size is approximately 29 Kbytes.

Weblet Modification Package:
This is a package that will replace the graphics and index page with Justin's modified version without altering any of your modified configuration files. You can either load this as a package per normal, by placing it in the "LRP=" section of the syslinux.cfg file AFTER the entry for weblet, then deleting it after loading - it will back up as part of the weblet package. You will need to back up the weblet package after loading. Alternately, you can set it up by adding it to a floppy, and doing the following:
# mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
# cp /mnt/webltmod.lrp /webltmod.tar.gz
# gunzip webltmod.tar.gz
# tar -xf webltmod.tar
# umount /mnt
And that's it! If you decide to load it as a package, don't forget to move the package name from the syslinux.cfg file as well.

Kernel 2.4.3 Now Available! (EXPERIMENTAL/DEVELOPMENT!)

Warning

This kernel has been patched to correct the reported security hole in the IPTable/Netfilter FTP connection tracking module. The Kernel Tarball is up-to-date, but the disk images are NOT. This ONLY affects those running an FTP server behind their firewall.

1.44 Meg Router Image:
This is a router image based on the 2.4.3 kernel and for 486 machines with the math coprocessor in hardware, with the root.lrp and etc.lrp packages modified from those found at ftp://ftp.linux-router.com/pub/kernel2.4/.
Note

This image has approximately 49k of free space, does not include telnet or tftp binaries, and has had the ipchains and ipmasqadm binaries and compatibility modules removed in order to shoehorn it in. It has been booted successfully, but I have not tested the IPTables functionality yet. You can get md5 checksums here.

1.68 Meg Router Image:
This is the above image on a 1680k disk image. There is no functional difference between the two, except that this image has roughly 288k of free space. It has been boot tested only. You can get the md5sum here.

Both of the above images use a UPX'd kernel. I haven't seen issues with either, but please let me know if you see any. I can be reached here.

Kernel Tarball for 2.4.3:
This is the kernel tarball. It includes matched modules of all the network cards, USB devices, and several other hardware bits that 2.4.1 supports. It also includes the kernel itself, and a kernel compressed with UPX - dropping a 549k kernel image to 481k. You can get the md5sum for the tarball here. For those of you wanting the UPX'd kernel, but don't want to download a 4 meg file to get it, you can download it here.

Eventually, I hope to get up module trees so that you don't need to download the whole shebang, but until such time as that happens, that's the only way to get driver modules. All the disk images come with ALL of the IPTable/Netfilter kernel modules already set up in the /etc/modules file - commented out - with the files themselves being in /lib/modules. I strongly recommend that you figure out what you want and what you don't need out of it, and toss the rest, as it will probably save you a fair bit of space. Enjoy!

Links - or "What You Can Find Elsewhere"

No personal web page is complete without the obligatory links section. Here it is, it contains the usual suspects.

http://lrp.c0wz.com/
THE site for information and documentation about the Linux Router Project. Files, links, search engines, HOWTOs, you name it. It's the ultimate LRP Portal site.
http://lrp.steinkeuhler.net/:
The home of the infamous EigerStein, and the place I obtained the patches and baseline configuration file to ensure that I didn't miss anything really important in the configurations. Probably one of the best distros for the rank newbie lives here.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/leaf/ and http://leaf.sourceforge.net/
These two pages are the project and homepages respectively of the Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall - LEAF - Project. LEAF is taking over where the long-defunct LRP Sourceforge site left off, in order to allow several developers to investigate other avenues for growth within the project. Come check it out and lend a hand!

Philosophy - or "What You Won't Find Here"

Right now, for me, life is good. I've got a new computer system finally - after wanting one for 10 years, I've got a DSL line with great pingtimes and better throughput coming into my home, and I've got more spare parts lying around than the L0pht had the last time I saw them at the MIT Flea Market. This doesn't mean that I do graphics.

After having spent many - too many - years using some of the "doorstop" machines that LRP was intended to bring use to again as a primary machine for every day work, topped with a 14.4k modem, I refuse to create a website that displays intense graphics, plays music, or runs cool programs - though I might make an exception for a Java applet that can control a coffeemaker. To me, the web is a way to exchange data, information, and resources while making for an easy to read and remember format with which to share these things. Therefore, I will ALWAYS run low-graphics, preferably no-graphics. Any exceptions Imake are ones I feel are worth it, such as the LEAF logo that will probably appear here eventually. Until then, you'll see nothing but text.

Enjoy it. There's not many sites this simple left. I'm glad I know of a few.

  • Created on 2004-03-25 13:54:19 by mhnoyes
  • Updated on 2004-05-13 08:12:15 by mhnoyes

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