1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

  • FREESCO is a single floppy distribution of Linux, intended to be a replacement for minor Cisco routers.
  • It's name is derived from FREE ciSCO, and is not associated in any way with the SCO Unix operating system.
  • By design, FREESCO can be installed on a floppy disk or hard disk … and is compatible with 386 (and newer) generation pc's.
  • While there exists other complex LRP's (Linux Router Projects), FREESCO evolved from the need for a less complex solution … a solution which provides easy setup, strong functionality, all in less than 10 minutes of your time.
  • FREESCO is very easy to setup, and flexible in functionality. From a simple base router system to a more complex setup, which includes multi-service combinations (such as serving virtual web sites), FREESCO provides numerous solutions for multiple environments.
  • FREESCO *is* proof that even some great packages are $ FREE $

1.2 Requirements

  • 386sx (486 or newer recommended)
  • RAM - 8Mb minimum
  • FDD - 1.44Mb
  • HDD - optional, but recommended for large package installs and add-ons
  • modem - optional, hardware controlled, winmodems are *not* supported
  • upto 10 (!) network interface cards
  • (some TCP/IP networking knowledge is helpful)

1.3 License

© 2000-2009, Lewis Baughman (v0.3.x/v0.4.x)
Serge V. Storozhebykh (0.2.7)

 
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