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Proxy Server / Router Setting on 386 machine (coyote linux)

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:15 pm
by sakbar
hi,

iam planning to add a 386 machine as proxy/router which will be connected to my dial up /cable connection (future).

Iam planning to use coyote linux

my system configuration is:-

* amd 386 with 4 mb ram
* 130 mb hdd
* cga monitor & card <can i use it as only for text, no need for any gui env)
* 32 bit super i/o card


Is above config right for coyote linux or should i go for some other distribution or machine.

TIA
SHAKEEL :roll:

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2002 4:23 pm
by mrkkhattak
yaar ... yeh specification tu bahut kaam kamzoor hai :(

it is minimum requirment is http://www.coyotelinux.com/modules.php? ... le&artid=6

386SX Processor or greater
12Mb RAM
1.44Mb Floppy Drive
MDA Display

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2002 1:03 am
by sakbar
yaar ... yeh specification tu bahut kaam kamzoor hai

it is minimum requirment is http://www.coyotelinux.com/modules.php? ... le&artid=6

386SX Processor or greater
12Mb RAM
1.44Mb Floppy Drive
MDA Display
:cry: can u plz than tell me than other distribution which can run such small sized machine & it can act as router / proxy server

Setting on 386 Machine

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:18 am
by mahin
Take a look at MuLinux that will work on your system without any problem :) but you will need to do some tweaking [ how much not sure - as never tried doig that ] but it is worth a look.

With your hardware may I suggest that you keep copy of this list handy:ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/fileutil/00index.txt

These are DOS utilities some you will need. BTW it is University of Vaasa, Finland [ Country where Linux was born - not this University ] site.

May I suggest that you take a look at http://www.ipcop.org, this is a firewall and very good one at that, some of the earlier version may be made to run on your hardware. Try increasing the ram, if you can!

If you want to go the firewall route [ advisable - you can make it work as router. IPCop is in fact stripped down Linux Distro ] then Bob fryer has an excellent resource http://www.netintegrity.com.au/webindex.html hope this helps.

Re: Setting on 386 Machine

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 1:15 am
by sakbar
mahin wrote:Take a look at MuLinux that will work on your system without any problem :) but you will need to do some tweaking [ how much not sure - as never tried doig that ] but it is worth a look.

With your hardware may I suggest that you keep copy of this list handy:ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/fileutil/00index.txt

These are DOS utilities some you will need. BTW it is University of Vaasa, Finland [ Country where Linux was born - not this University ] site.

May I suggest that you take a look at http://www.ipcop.org, this is a firewall and very good one at that, some of the earlier version may be made to run on your hardware. Try increasing the ram, if you can!

If you want to go the firewall route [ advisable - you can make it work as router. IPCop is in fact stripped down Linux Distro ] then Bob fryer has an excellent resource http://www.netintegrity.com.au/webindex.html hope this helps.


Thanx a lot for the information i will check above sites & iam also considering in moving some good old stuff :)

Re: Setting on 386 Machine

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 1:48 pm
by linuxgeek
sakbar wrote:
mahin wrote:Take a look at MuLinux that will work on your system without any problem :) but you will need to do some tweaking [ how much not sure - as never tried doig that ] but it is worth a look.

With your hardware may I suggest that you keep copy of this list handy:ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/fileutil/00index.txt

These are DOS utilities some you will need. BTW it is University of Vaasa, Finland [ Country where Linux was born - not this University ] site.

May I suggest that you take a look at http://www.ipcop.org, this is a firewall and very good one at that, some of the earlier version may be made to run on your hardware. Try increasing the ram, if you can!

If you want to go the firewall route [ advisable - you can make it work as router. IPCop is in fact stripped down Linux Distro ] then Bob fryer has an excellent resource http://www.netintegrity.com.au/webindex.html hope this helps.


Thanx a lot for the information i will check above sites & iam also considering in moving some good old stuff :)



bro , routing ... i would suggest FREESCO <www.freesco.org> , the best thing out there ... rox! runs off floppy and really rox ... dhcp .. dns , proxying ( with hdd ) , web server , firewalling ... every thing preconfigured ... web based administration , blockin on mac level / ip levels ....

and its very very stable. .. i am running it


--uppal