Hand-rolling your own Linux-based network servers, routers and wireless access points is easier than ever largely because of the proliferation of tiny, specialized Linux distributions like Zeroshell. Zeroshell weighs in at just over 100 megabytes, making it perfect for embedded devices like PC Engines WRAP boards, Soekris boards, Mini-ITX, and other small form-factor computers Check out this lightweight Linux distro which is suited to delivering network security services running on embedded devices.

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