attending the meeting included: Richard Foerster, Alan
Forrest provided a presentation on his router-firewall
project, based on the Bering Distribution, and derived from Charles
Steinkuehler's Dachstein (rc2). It differs from it on two key elements: 1) It is based
on a 2.4.x linux kernel and 2) It relies on Shorewall
firewalling facilities. Shorewall
is an iptables based firewall that can be
used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or
on a standalone GNU/Linux system. Forrestís
system is based on a recycled
486 100mhz system with
ram, a single floppy, three 3com 3c509 10mbit NICs. He demonstrated that the set up uses NO FANS for the
CPU, or power
supply. It runs on a ram disk from
a single floppy disk. It can be run
without a monitor and keyboard. Forrest provided an excellent set of
diagrams and other helpful documentation to members to help explain his set-up.
For a more complete list of Links and other information, refer to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lugie/message/1366
Jim also provided a demonstration of the medical
application, Ultra Med, that he has been working on for some time.
The system is based on the ICE window manager
and is configured to remove
tool bars, permit one application per desktop, and never lose focus in order to
provide a standardized, simple-to-use, low support environment.
Jimís carefully thought out user
environment uses a modified VNC so that the support desk can see what the user
sees on their desktop, to minimize the need for support to physically go to the
users location to assist. Jim
also provided a list of related links and other information from the meeting
discussion which can be found at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lugie/message/1367
the meeting was a great success, and we are looking forward to our next meeting
on June 8th, 2002.