LINUX & Wireless LANs
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foXServe is a full featured Apache 1.3.37 Embedded WebServer with PHP 5.0.5, SQLite, mod_dav and mod_ssl running on ACME SYSTEMS srl Fox Board 832. With foXServe is possible to control I/O and a LCD Display Hitachi HD44780 directly from your PHP script. We developed a set of PHP extensions that let you control logic hardware connected directly to the Fox Board with a web PHP script.
ACME TUX CASE
A TUX that really runs Linux
TUX Case is a TUX-shaped plastic enclosure that is designed to house the Acme Systems tiny Embedded Linux FOX Board LX and runs a fully Linux OS inside its belly
TUX Case is 16.9 cm high (6.66 inches) and can house a FOX Board LX plus an add-on board. The rear side is already holed for the FOX Board LX connectors (Ethernet, 2xUSB, DC input).
Linux WLAN Products from Absolute Value Systems ..
How to setup a web server:
server setup installation script that comes with this
guide makes it simple to setup a web server. You simply
follow the step by step RedHat installation outlined,
copy the script included to a floppy or cd and place it
on your server per the ebook guide instructions, then run
the install script. That's all there is to it. Also
included is a comprehensive reference guide for new Linux
users who wish to setup and administer their own Linux
home computer, workstation and/or their home or small
You can download the free version here (the install script is not included). With the free guide we provide a sample httpd.conf file, a sample dns zone file, and more to make setting up a web server easy. You can Buy the full version which includes the install script. Get a copy of our Red Hat Linux Apache Knowledgebase ebook. It's a great way to troubleshoot your web server configuration and it's Free.
After seeing the direction certain Linux Distributions were heading in, a group of dissatisfied users/developers decided that there was little reason for the idea of a GPL Linux Firewall Distribution of such potential to be, simply, extinguished.
IPCop Linux is a complete Linux Distribution whose sole purpose is to protect the networks it is installed on. By implementing existing technology, outstanding new technology and secure programming practices IPCop is the Linux Distribution for those wanting to keep their computers/networks safe.
What is Kismet?
|LINUX / AMATEUR RADIO
|LINUX / AMATEUR RADIO INFORMATION
Here is a collection of links to help you integrate Linux with Amateur Radio operations. This mostly involves packet radio and the AX.25 protocol for moving TCP/IP over radio.
Important note: This content has not been updated since May of 2001. I don't know if I'll take up the effort again or not. This page is being kept up as a historical resource, and a good launching point, but you should check other resources for newer information.
Good luck! --Delbert Matlock
Our site features news, articles, polls, discussion forums, event listings, job listings, product listings, resource listings, sponsors, and an extensive resource directory -- all exclusively focused on using Linux in embedded applications. Please check these out, and feel free to use the "post" functions to add more embedded Linux content for all to share. Or, email us URLs where we can gather good quality content of interest to developers of embedded Linux based systems.
Linux FreeS/WAN is an implementation of IPSEC & IKE for Linux.
IPSEC is Internet Protocol SECurity. It uses strong cryptography to provide both authentication and encryption services. Authentication ensures that packets are from the right sender and have not been altered in transit. Encryption prevents unauthorised reading of packet contents.
These services allow you to build secure tunnels through untrusted networks. Everything passing through the untrusted net is encrypted by the IPSEC gateway machine and decrypted by the gateway at the other end. The result is Virtual Private Network or VPN. This is a network which is effectively private even though it includes machines at several different sites connected by the insecure Internet.
The IPSEC protocols were developed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and will be required as part of IP Version Six, the next generation. They are also being widely implemented for IP V4. In particular, nearly all vendors of any type of firewall or security software have IPSEC support either shipping or in development. There are also several open source IPSEC projects. Several companies are co-operating in the Secure Wide Area Network (S/WAN) project to ensure that products will interoperate. There is also a VPN Consortium fostering cooperation among companies in this area.
Our project's primary objective is to help make IPSEC widespread by providing source code which is freely available, runs on a range of machines including ubiquitous cheap PCs, and is not subject to US or other nations' export restrictions.
|Connecting with a Linux PDA
The focus of this article is not about setting up a PDA to run Linux although some of the process will be covered. If you are interested in installing Linux to your PDA, I recommend following some of the links listed in this article.
When I started this article I had two PDAs running PocketPC 2002. Therefore, the first action was to install Linux on one of them. I started with this HOW-TO (http://www.handhelds.org/feeds/bootldr/install.html) and installed the bootloader. The process basically involves using ActiveSync to copy a file to your PocketPC and then execute it. The program allows you to backup your PocketPC ROM and then flashes the new bootloader, which is capable of loading the Linux kernel. When you reboot the iPAQ at this stage you get a nice splash screen and the capability to connect to the PDA using HyperTerminal.
LPBN is in the process of obtaining 501c3 non-profit status. LPBN streams video and audio content for the public good...for free!
We have content of all kinds: Political events, government forums, Linux user group meetings, internet radio stations, technical demos and tutorials, bands, Wireless user groups meetings, medical educational videos, talk shows, music, community groups, artists, and just about any hobby or non-profit you can come up with. We do everything from production to encoding to the streaming itself on our growing network.
Mission Statement: To integrate the spirit of open source with the social fabric.
Linux Public Broadcasting Network is named after the Linux kernel portion of the GNU/Linux Operating System. It is an internet audio/video platform with a distributed network of servers.
The LPBN logo is atomic in nature. The connections that surround the logo represent a fabric of human interactions over a network of GNU/Linux servers.
LPBN is a fractal system of human interaction. As understanding of the LPBN increases, the greater and more complex the level of perception of the LPBN.
LINUX VIDEO WLAN
|LINUX VIDEO WLAN
Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!
The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-plaform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux...
VideoLAN is free software, and is released under the GNU General Public License. It started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris but is now a worldwide project with developers from 20 countries.
Wireless LAN Howto
"I've decided to collect all the information about Wireless LANs and Linux that I was able to find. The goal was also to document my work and to become famous :-) You will find all that information in the Linux Wireless LAN Howto,available in HTML, PostScript and PDF (see below)".
|OPEN ACCESS POINT
Opensource.instant802.com, Where 802.11 meets Open-Source Software
Here you can find the complete source code, build environment, and instructions for flashing an 802.11 access point with linux 2.4.17. The end product is a linux-based access point providing full wireless services, including multipoint to multipoint wireless bridging (802.1d), while at the same time distributing fully standard 802.11b connections to end users.
OpenAP hardware and equipment
You must obtain the following hardware to create your OpenAP.
An access point based on the Eumitcom WL11000SA-N board.
Open Brick Org
OpenBrick is a small, light and silent open platform optimized for Open Source / Free Software solutions (firewall, micro-server, PABX, thin client, multimedia...). It is available for 300 to 400 EUR. It is distributed by a network of Open Source / Free Software companies who are joining through the OpenBrick Foundation to optimize it for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, adapt it to new applications and improve its specifications. Join the OpenBrick Mailing List to share your experience and get the latest news updates from the OpenBrick community.
OpenH323 Gatekeeper - The GNU Gatekeeper
The GNU Gatekeeper (GnuGk) is a full featured H.323 gatekeeper, available freely under GPL license. It is based on the Open H.323 stack. Both components together form the basis for a free IP telephony system (VOIP).
2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a+b+g
Wireless Mini-PCI Card
2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a+b+g Wireless
Mini-PCI Card (R52)
Open Projects Net exists to provide an interactive environment for free software and open source projects and support groups. Our network is currently implemented using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Our aim is to help improve the communication and coordination skills of our participants and to maintain a friendly, efficient environment for project coordination and technical support.
In 1998, OPN had about 100 users and less than 20 channels. We currently peak at nearly 4,000 users and over 1,300 channels. It's hard to maintain a friendly IRC environment, and we put a lot of effort into it. It requires social hacks and software hacks. We continue to grow and we'll keep working to ensure that the network remains a productive and a useful place.
Recipe for a Linux 802.11b Home
|Recipe for a Linux 802.11b Home
I set about about building a wireless gateway using Linux, 802.11b, and an old PC. The project was a stunning success. Doing it right took some research, and a bit of trial-and-error, but it seemed to me that, in the end, the task was straightforward enough that anyone with the right hardware and a little know-how could easily replicate our results. Therefore I've endeavored to produce my "recipe" for an 802.11b gateway for you to follow at home.
Open Source Environment
ROSE is an open source implementation of the software Radionet has used in building citywide WLAN Hotzones in Finland. The package includes a collection of open source software as well as Radionets own technology. Based on customized Linux, ROSE offers a comprehensive software environment and it is available free of charge under a GNU General Public License (GPL).
ROSE is targeted at WLAN equipment manufacturers and systems integrators as well as private users. For the former, ROSE reduces time to market and cuts development costs by providing an easy-to-use and open platform for developing WLAN solutions. The software can be easily customized with e.g. different graphical user interfaces or authentication solutions and extended by additional Radionet feature packages, which are available under commercial licenses.
Toshiba SG20 LINUX SERVER
|Toshiba SG20 Linux WLAN SERVER
Toshiba's Computer Systems Group
(Irvine, CA) recently introduced the Magnia SG20 wireless
mobility server, a compact, Linux-based portable wireless
server. About the size of a typical notebook computer,
the appliance-like device is intended to make it easy to
pack up an entire network and take it on the road.
Described by Toshiba as a "wireless network in a box
that allows users to securely access and share files,
printers, and an Internet account," the Magnia SG20
is targeted toward small and medium-sized offices, mobile
consultants, remote offices in large organizations, home
offices, and other applications needing mobile networking
ROUTERBOARD.COM - Microtik - Latvia
series, the perfect low cost CPE! RB/133c is
very small and cost-effective board. With one LAN and one
miniPCI you can use it on wireless sites as best
price/performance CPE board available on market, and at
only 59$! RB/153 adds more interfaces (five LAN and three
miniPCI), on same time keeping price low. Our boards are
designed for RouterOS to use resources efficiently. We
have achieved 27Mbps with Nstreme2 on point-to-point
link, using pair of RB/112 and R52 wireless cards.
|Wireless Access Points for Linux
Access Point Utilites for Unix - it's a set of utilites
to configure and monitor Wireless Access Points under
Unix using SNMP protocol. Utilites knownly compiles by
GCC and IBM C compiler and run under Linux, FreeBSD,
NetBSD, MacOS-X, AIX, QNX.
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