CD Bootable OpenBSD firewallThis project allows you to set up a full featured OpenBSD firewall without the use of a hard disk. The system boots from a CDROM and stores configuration information on either a floppy, or a USB mass storage device, such as a "pen drive" or a USB CompactFlash reader.
The CD also contains a simple install script, to allow you populate a floppy or UMASS device with a basic firewall configuration. Simply boot the CD, select the media you wish to use, and answer some straightforward questions.
After the initial boot, the floppy can be set read only. This provides enhanced security, because if your firewall is attacked, you simply reboot and it is restored to its previous state. Of course, you'll want to do something about the security hole that allowed the initial attack.
The latest version, based on OpenBSD 3.5, adds several new features. The firewall now provides PPTP VPN and a caching nameserver out of the box.
To get started, download this Gzipped ISO Image (38670007 bytes). Be sure to check the MD5 Sum and its detached Signature. The ISO is really correct and really boots, so please don't bug us to solve your download problems.
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