CompactBSD

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Web site: compactbsd.sourceforge.net
Origin: ?
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.1.0 | August 22, 2002

CompactBSD – a set of tools that allow you to compress OpenBSD onto a small (32MB) compact flash card for use in small embedded servers. CompactBSD can be used to power wireless hot spots, which is what FatPort uses it for.

CompactBSD offers the easiest way to get OpenBSD up and running on Compact Flash-based systems such as the FatPointOEM. In order to use the ZComax 200mW PCMCIA wireless card in your FatPointOEM box, you will need to add a patch to the OpenBSD 3.1 kernel.

CompactBSD runs on an i386-class box running OpenBSD3.1, it also requires that Python 2.1.2 be installed.

The project developer is Ken Simpson.

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CompactBSD 0.1.0 i386 348KB.tgz
md5sum: 2b4457d09216c8122385d0dde15df831

 

emBSD

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Web site: www.embsd.org
Origin: ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.1 | May 2001

emBSD – a stripped down version of OpenBSD. The concept for emBSD is a small foot print operating system for x86 (or other) hardware to use as little hard disk space as possible yet provide a fully functional Routing Firewall. The main driving force behind this concept is to not use a hard disk drive at all, but use off the shelf Compact Flash cards.

emBSD is a very small system designed for specific purposes. emBSD is not currently a server base OS. It is simply made to filter, control, and forward traffic within your organization. The kernel has been optimized specifically for handling large flows of traffic as well as providing extra interfaces for migrating to IPv6. An optimal emBSD system will not have moving disks inside to potentially fail. Solid-state disks are employed on the majority of our critical machines.

The project developers are Ken Rice and Truman Boyes.

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emBSD 1.1 i386 16.2MB.zip
md5sum: fc75b7206ed25b07eb8447e30ee73a2f

 

CD Bootable OpenBSD firewall

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Web site: www.jtan.com/jtanoss/cdboot/
Origin: USA ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | May 2004 ?

CD Bootable OpenBSD firewall – the 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.

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.

Features:
– OpenBSD 3.5 NAT Firewall using PF
– No hard disk needed
– Automated setup
– Can run with all media Read-Only
– DHCP on internal LAN
– Nameserver and Cache
– PPTP VPN

System requirements:
– x86 compatible processor
– 64M ram bare minimum (all writable filesystems are on ramdisks, and there’s no swap)
– CD-ROM drive
– floppy drive, or umass device (note the current issue with umass)
– 2 network interfaces

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PsygNAT

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Web site: www.feu-nrmf.ph/norbert/projects/psygnat/ (not active)
Origin: Philippines
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | ?

PsygNAT – a firewall and NAT router tool i386 is lifted from a floppy disk. It is based on OpenBSD kernel and therefore pf used as the primary means of control rules.

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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

 

ekkoBSD

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Web site: www.ekkobsd.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Security
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | July 2004 ?

ekkoBSD – a core OS offers security, stability, and flexibility to your infrastructure. As a default installation, it gives you an email server, Web Server, ssh, and several other services that would normally need to be added and secured. The goal of the ekkoBSD project is to provide a safe, secure, and simple to administer network operating system.

The project was founded and managed by Rick Collette, and coded by other programmers as well.

A concept that had been with ekkoBSD since its beginning were the implementations of “Single Servers”. These are much like the single-floppy firewalls, rescue discs, etc. found within PicoBSD.

The ekkoBSD project’s end was announced on the home page on July 18, 2004.

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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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MirOS

MirOS BSD

Web site: www.mirbsd.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, SPARC
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia: MirOS BSD
Media: Install
The last version | Released: #10semel | March 16, 2008

MirOS BSD – a secure operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). The MirPorts Framework is a portable ports tree to facilitate the installation of additional software. The project also releases some portable software: mksh, a pdksh-based shell; PaxMirabilis, an archiver for various formats; MirMake, a framework for building software; MirNroff, an AT&T nroff based man page (and text document) formatter; MirCksum, a flexible checksumming and hash generation tool; and some more.

MirOS is available as a BSD flavour which originated as an OpenBSD patchkit, but has grown very much on its own, though still being synchronized with the ongoing development of OpenBSD, thus inheriting most of its good security history. This variant is also called “MirBSD”, but the usage of that word to denote MirOS BSD (plus MirPorts) is deprecated.

MirOS started after some differences in opinion between Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD project leader, and Thorsten Glaser, who is now our lead developer. The main maintainer of MirPorts is BennySiegert. There are several more persons working as contributors on the project.

The latest release of MirOS is #10semel released March 16, 2008; the latest preview of MirBSD-current is 10uB4-20160117 released January 17, 2016.

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MirOS BSD 10semel i386/sparc install 9.7MB.iso
md5sum: 7ccff00227252b35a55de9b3bd682594

 

MarBSD

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Web site: openbsd.maroufi.net/download.shtml (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86, x86_86, Sparc64
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 4.8 | December 2010

MarBSD – an OpenBSD live CD. MarBSD exists in three variations: MarBSD-light, MarBSD-X and MarBSD-serial.

MarBSD-X is the biggest variation. MarBSD-X includes all file sets from base, except comp and some other packages like Mutt, Fetchmail, Wget, cURL, unzip, GQview and Firefox.

MarBSD-light is the small variant of MarBSD. MarBSD-light includes only BSD, bsd.rd, base, etc and man file sets (no X-filesets). It also includes some text tool packages like wget, unzip, nano, fetchmail and mutt.

MarBSD-series includes the same sets and file packages of the MarBSD-light, but it is for systems without keyboards and monitors. You can use it with a serial console.

The project developer is René Maroufi.

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Anonym.OS

Anonym.OS

Web site: theory.kaos.to
Origin: USA
Category: Privacy
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia: Anonym.OS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: beta 4 | January 14, 2006

Anonym.OS – a bootable live cd based on OpenBSD that provides a hardened operating environment whereby all ingress traffic is denied and all egress traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and/or anonymized.

It was based on OpenBSD 3.8 with strong encryption and anonymization tools. The goal of the project was to provide secure, anonymous web browsing access to everyday users.

The live system uses Fluxbox as its window manager or a text mode as a users choice during the live system boots up.

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Anonym.OS Shmoo beta 4 i386 562MB.iso
md5sum: aa3907cbe3220f57e1c1a1bbaec062ef