Devil-Linux is not like any other distribution. Created by IT Administators for IT Administrators.
Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a server for many applications. Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are included in the distribution.
The system is designed to install without the use of a hard drive. It requires the use of a CDROM and a write-protected floppy. The CDROM provides the operating system, and the floppy provides the configuration information, via a tarball that is unpacked into the /etc directory. In this way, the system is fully configurable, yet the running system has no writeable device.
The traditional application for Devil-Linux is to use it as Router/Firewall. Below you see a list of other possible applications:
- Proxy Server
- DNS Server
- Mail Server with TLS support and Spam and Virus filtering
- HTTP Server
- FTP Server
- File Server
- VPNs with X.509 support
- DHCP Server
- NTP Server
- IDS Node
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