Appendix B. Resources

Table of Contents

Web Sites (software and reference)
Learning More About Linux and Routing
List Servers
HOWTO Documents
Subnet Calculators

Web Sites (software and reference)

Charles Steinkuehler's LRP site; the source of the 'Stein' distributions

This site, hosted by Richard Onanian, is probably the best portal site for LRP. It contains numerous links, and hosts many files related to LRP.

This is the Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall (LEAF) site. It's a place where many of the different LRP distributions are covered.

The home page for the lrpStat applet

The home page for Seattle Firewall, hosted by Tom Eastep

The home page for the Putty application

Matthew Grant's Web site for the original Materhorn and Eiger releases. Now the home of the Debian Router Project.

Learning More About Linux and Routing

LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer The best on-line Linux training I have come across.

Linux Online's Getting Started with Linux on-line course

Home page for the Linux Documentation Project

Sangoma TCP/IP routing tutorial

List Servers

These use your e-mail as a messaging system with all others subscribing to the list. The e-mail account can fill up pretty quickly, but it is the best way to get information, ask questions (and presumably have them answered), and post comments to other LRP users.


Running Linux

3d Ed. 730 pgs. Pub: O'Reilly, 1999

Excellent for General Linux knowledge

Internetworking with TCP/IP - Volume 1

4th Ed. 750 pgs. Pub: Prentice Hall, 2000

In-depth coverage of TCP/IP for the layman

Building Internet Firewalls

517 pgs. Pub: O'Reilly, 1995

Good coverage of many firewalling topics

Linux Routers: A Primer for Network Administrators

350 pgs. Pub: Prentice Hall, 2000

Many varied examples of using Linux as a router/firewall

HOWTO Documents

These documents tend to be more step-by-step, and typically provide just what information is needed to perform a task, rather than going deep into theories of operation. They are excellent sources of information, and are usually more current than printed materials.

A HOWTO document designed for DOS and Windows users who want to learn more about Linux

A HOWTO document that covers numerous pieces of hardware, their support in Linux, and potential problems.

A HOWTO document covering all aspects of Linux over Ethernet

A HOWTO document covering Linux firewalls

A HOWTO document covering the Masqerading (address translation) in Linux routers and firewalls

A HOWTO document covering the IPCHAINS utility which is used to create the actual firewall rules

Subnet Calculators

These links refer to web-based subnet calculators that you can used as an aid to completing the Network Information Sheet. These came from the former site.