Doug Stewart on 5 Jul 2014 19:32:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Easiest QoS/Router/Connection-trunking distro at this point?

Yeah, the GUI is going to be key, I think. He's got an old PC with three NICs, so the hardware is covered. 

Thanks for the recs, all!

Doug Stewart

> On Jul 5, 2014, at 10:30 PM, brent timothy saner <> wrote:
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>> On 07/05/2014 10:23 PM, Keith C. Perry wrote:
>> This probably isn't the "easy" solution but for a number of years I
>> used to keep hardware around to build spare routers running the
>> Slax live CD.  Its a variant of Slackware.  He could store the
>> routing and any other config data on the internal hard drive and
>> call them from there.  If this person is not familiar with Linux
>> this would probably be too much for him.  If they are then I'll add
>> that you could also re-author the iso and a create permanent router
>> image :)
>> I still keep a CD with me for when my usb flash or hd drives don't
>> boot.  Slax or Backtrack (which a security distro but I find its
>> well suited to building routers and network security nodes).
> Slax would definitely be overkill, I should think. Not that I don't
> agree with you- I use Arch on my dedicated firewalls (and OpenWRT on
> my embedded stuff/wifi APs), but I enjoy having that level of control.
> Might be a bit daunting of a setup for someone looking for a dedicated
> routing distro. There used to be a liveCD distro specifically for
> routers, and specifically intended to be run in RAM... but I can't
> recall which it is now.
> Oh! I forgot one-
> Fairly popular, but I doubt it supports bonding or QoS pairing of two
> different WANs. At least through the GUI.
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