F.I.R.E.

F.I.R.E.

Web site: fire.dmzs.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.4a | May 14, 2003

F.I.R.E. – a portable bootable cdrom based distribution with the goal of providing an immediate environment to perform forensic analysis, incident response, data recovery, virus scanning and vulnerability assessment.

Also provides necessary tools for live forensics/analysis on win32, sparc solaris and x86 linux hosts just by mounting the cdrom and using trusted static binaries available in /statbins.

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F.I.R.E. 0.4a i386 606MB.iso
md5sum: ae810533dc3ae95e4036b2d665bd5f1a

 

NetBoz Firewall

NetBoz Firewall

Web site: www.netboz.net (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI, web interface
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.4 beta8 | May 20, 2003

NetBoz Firewall – a FreeBSD based CD-ROM firewall with a web administration interface. NetBoz works over standard FreeBSD services, giving maximum flexibility, ease of use and performance to corporate networks.

It does not use a hard disk, while all the settings are stored on a write-protectable diskette, making it virtually inmune to intrusions and power failures.

System requirements:
– Any 586 type CPU fits (Pentium or better):
* Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4 and its variants (Celeron) and the
* AMD line ( Am5x86, K5, K6, Athlon and Duron).
– The mother board must have a PCI bus. Its is desirable that it doesn’t have an integrated network card. If it has one and NetBoz is not able to detect it automatically, then it should be necessary to disable it from the BIOS and install an additional PCI network adapter.
– A minimum RAM of 64 MB, while 128 MB are enough for almost all the applications.

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NetBoz Firewall 1.4 beta8 i386 63,5MB.iso.gz
md5sum: ab1a3337e22d00c0e0aa8cfc8b76e604
NetBoz Firewall 1.2rc11 i386 53,9MB.iso.gz
md5sum: 268c6fc615bae717a9226af147caaf8b

 

foaf

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Web site: www.theapt.org/openbsd/firewall.html
Origin: ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.7 | 2003 (?)

foaf (Firewall On A Floppy) – a very small OpenBSD based distribution which provides a firewall on one floppy disk.

This allows you to create a firewall that is based on a floppy (hence the name), and you can build it from a separate source tree. Edit the files in [foaf/config] to configure for your system. Make sure you at least edit [foaf/config/etc/pf.conf] because it has bogus entries for IP addresses, and blocks everything. Right now it is mainly for invisible bridging firewalls, but I (developer) plan to expand it to be a routing firewall.

If your desired network device (or other such device) isn’t supported on the default kernel config (FIREWALL), feel free to add your own. Take out devices that you don’t use.

The project developer is Peter Hessler, and the foaf is released under the MIT License.

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foaf 0.7 i386 13KB.tar.gz
md5sum: 0a672c3963c9002a4d161814f8db1b39

 

BZERK

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Web site: www.bzerk.org
Origin: ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0.2 | May 2003 ?

BZERK CD – a complete installation of the -current development branch of FreeBSD. No installation required, all you need is a PC with CDRom drive you can boot from and you have a working Unix system. It contains plenty of new features, making it a valuable tool for system rescue administrators.

BZERK CD does not provide a graphical user interface (GUI), it works from a command line only.

It has a lot of new features, making it a valuable rescue tool for system administrators, for example:
– Automatic network detection
– Splash welcome screen
– Netbackup Client
– Tools for Linux filesystems ext2 and ext3

BZERK is making some supplementary customized software and configuration files, making the Bzerk CD useable as a cheap and safe production server, for example:
– ADSL Firewall/router
– Mailserver or MailHUB
– DNS server
– Webserver

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FreeBSD LiveCD

FreeBSD LiveCD

Web site: livecd.sourceforge.net/
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2.4 | November 24, 2003

FreeBSD LiveCD – a set of tools designed to enable anyone to generate their personally adapted to FreeBSD Live CD. Its begin was in the October 5th of 2001, at the time where FUGSPBR (FreeBSD User Group, SP, Brazil) distributed an ISO image with a fully functional FreeBSD 4.4-STABLE LiveCD, that would allow one to access a number of partition types (since FreeBSD native to Linux and even DOS partitions), build a fully operating Firewall, allow networking flow via NAT, working as router and a number of other issues.

The main subject was to create a tool that would allow us a safe diagnostic method, under emergency environments and specially as a rescue disk where FreeBSD partitions could only be accessed (mounted) externally.

The FreeBSD Project officially distribute a “Live” disk, under most circunstances we needed some more functional tool, that could be run directly from an optic drive (CD) without any other intermediate resource.

FreeBSD LiveCD has been used under many situations, where the most usual are Rescue Disk, Desktop, FreeBSD System demonstration at some computing specific shows, Firewalls, Wireless Bridges, Wired Gateways and, the main issue is that, as you can make a fully custom version, you can use a LiveCD under any environment you wish.

The live system user name is: root (with no password).

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LiveCD Repair Disk i386 422MB.iso
md5sum: 5e0bc8a19a0a81d269eabc776a2b518e
livecd 1.2.4 set of scripts 24MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 3055ceeb1716dae0ec6b1a6e370afdc3

 

LNX-BBC

LNX-BBC

Web site: www.lnx-bbc.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: BlackBox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.1 | May 2, 2003

LNX-BBC (Linux Bootable Business Card) – a minimal, bussines card sized, independent developed Linux distribution for data rescue.

LNX-BBC provides a reasonably large set of applications that you can use to:
* repair a broken system
* recover a lost system from backup
* save important information to a floppy
* boot any computer as a basic Linux system

Traditionally, you could use software included here to
* install the Debian GNU/Linux base system onto a computer’s hard drive

The LNX-BBC system is based on the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card version 1.6.0. LNX-BBC is an independent project not affiliated with Linuxcare.
Linuxcare is a service mark of Linuxcare, Inc., which does not endorse this distribution or any associated documentation.

Using the LNX-BBC – System requirements:
* An Intel x86 or compatible system with bootable CD-ROM
* 16 MB RAM or more
* Optional VGA monitor

Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001 Linuxcare, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2001 Tom Crimi, Duncan MacKinnon, Seth Schoen, Andrew Scott, and contributors

Login as ‘root’ with ‘bbc’ password.
To start a graphical desktop (BlackBox window manager) type: startx

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LNX-BBC 1.618 i386 48MB.iso
md5sum: 255f9cff2f9670a48726d56f9284e122

 

MicroBSD

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Web site: www.microbsd.net (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.7 beta | October 2003

MicroBSD – a fork of the UNIX-like BSD operating system descendant OpenBSD 3.0, begun in July 2002. The project’s objective was to produce a free and fully secure, complete system, but with a small footprint. The first phase of its development stopped in 2002. The project was later resumed by a new group of developers, which stopped development again in 2003.

Because of violations of the BSD license the MicroBSD project has been completely removed from the internet, and all MicroBSD users are asked to remove it from their computers.

The old MicroBSD project (hosted at microbsd.com) does not exist anymore, but code from it has been incorporated into the MirOS BSD project. The last version of the old MicroBSD 0.6 project was released in October 2002.

The new MicroBSD project set its goal as trying to continue what the original MicroBSD project began. A new edition of version 0.6 – with cleaned up source code and corrected copyright statements – was released in October 2003. A beta 0.7 version was being derived from OpenBSD 3.4, but the project stalled and all development ceased that November.

MicroBSD was under development by individuals from Bulgaria and was intent on a focus toward security, development of a user interface, easy management and configuration, and the addition of Bulgarian-specific localization.

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BlackRhino

BlackRhino

Web site: blackrhino.xrhino.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Games
Desktop environment: Window Maker
Architecture: ps2
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | April 9, 2003

BlackRhino GNU/Linux – a free Debian-based GNU/Linux software distribution for the Sony PlayStation 2. It contains over 1,200 software packages to aid in using and creating programs for the Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit. The programs range in functionality from simple games, to text editors, compilers, web servers, windowing systems, database systems, graphics packages, mail servers and a variety of other tools and utilities.

BlackRhino was created by xRhino in an effort to bring a commercial Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution to the (WAYBACK)Sony PlayStation 2 for hobbyists and developers alike. As events unfolded, BlackRhino became useful in other ways and it was finally apparent that a public release should be made.

BlackRhino is available as a free download, which means users need to place it on a PlayStation 2 and boot to it. The PS2Linux kit provides all the needed hardware (hard drive, network adapter, etc) in addition to an on-disc Linux bootloader.

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BlackRhino GNU/Linux 1.0 base image 21MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 4ecb8aee03011896a6ed8b206abed306

 

Morphix-NLP

Morphix-NLP

Web site: www.nlplab.cn/zhangle/morphix-nlp/ (not active)
Origin: China ?
Category: Science
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.1 | December 17, 2003

Morphix-NLP – a Live CD Linux distribution with a rich collection of Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications. Though the field of NLP has undergone decades of intensive research, software designed in the NLP community are often scattered around the net and are not known by the larger computer user community. Consequently, most NLP software can not be found in mainstream distributions even years after the first public release.

The purpose of this CD is twofold:
– In the first place, it tries to break the software acquisition and installation barrier facing many researchers and students in the NLP community by providing most NLP related software on a single Live CD.
– In the second place, the CD can be used to promote Natural Language Processing among average computer users. Simply plugging the CD into cd-drive and watching some NLP applications in action, most users will get some knowledge of Natural Language Processing and what NLP can do.

One goal of Morphix-NLP is to include as much NLP software as possible. However, NLP includes a broad range of topics and there are new software emerge every day. It very likely that some great NLP applications are not included just because the maintainer did not notice it.

Here is a general guideline on choosing software to include:
– Only software with a license that permits freely redistribution and unlimited usage can be included. Academic-free license is ok. Please bear in mind that Open Source project will always have a higher privilege for inclusion than Close Source, binary only distributed software.
– Commercial software, 30-day trial software, limit-function demo software will not be included. This is not a demo CD shipped with magazines.

The project developer is Zhang Le.

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Morphix-NLP 1.1 i386 459MB.iso
md5sum: 3f0ae2e59e8cd724ace247eb07661d0f

 

Sentnix

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Web site: sentinix.org (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Specialist, Firewall
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Stratch
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.70.5 | November 24, 2003

Sentnix – a GNU/Linux distribution designed for monitoring, intrusion detection, penetration testing, auditing, statistics/graphing and anti-spam. It’s completely free; free to use, free to modify and free to distribute.

SENTINIX includes the following software, installed and pre-configured; Nagios, Nagat, Snort, SnortCenter, ACID, Cacti, RRDTool, Nessus, Postfix, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, openMosix, MySQL, Apache, PHP, Perl, Python and lots more.

The latest version of Sentnix 0.70.5 is a clustering/grid or Openmosix patched Linux Operating systems. After it installs to a hard disk drive and boots to Openmosix there is no need of manual installation or configuration over and over again. It will add itself to a cluster automatically or start a new cluster. It also boots from a CD. If the nodes can dhcp an IP address that is in the masked range of a cluster, it will automatically add itself to the cluster.

The project developer is Michel Blomgren.

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