Coyote Linux is a single floppy distribution of Linux designed for the sole purpose of sharing and protecting an Internet connection. The floppy can be created using either a Microsoft Windows wizard, or by using a set of Linux shell scripts.
In addition to being designed to have very low hardware requirements, the floppy release of Coyote Linux is able to provide the performance and uptime that is expected from any Linux based system.
This release is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the "Downloads" link in the left hand menu.
Here are some key features of "Coyote Linux":
· Linux 2.4.29 based system kernel
· Iptables based stateful firewalling
· Bare minimum of hardware requirements
· Support for Ethernet (static and DHCP), PPPoE, and PPP dialup internet connections.
· No hard drive or CD-ROM required for firewall operation
· Excellent uptime and operating system reliability
· SSH 2.0 and web based remote administration options
· QoS support
· No-cost alternative that can make use of old hardware that may have otherwise lost its usefulness.
· Easily shares an Internet connection with hundreds of LAN clients (adequate hardware and Internet connectivity required).
· 486DX/25 or better processor
· 12Mb RAM
· 1.44Mb floppy drive
· Network interface card for LAN
· Network interface card or serial dialup modem for Internet connection
· VGA display adapter