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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall (LEAF)

At its homepage, http://leaf.sourceforge.net, the LEAF project is described as “An easy to use embedded Linux network appliance for use in small office, home office, and home automation environments.” In essence, the LEAF project is a framework for making flexible Linux distributions with minimal hardware requirements that are small enough to fit on a floppy disk yet powerful enough to operate as gateways, firewalls, and routers, etc. What better way to utilize your old PC hardware than to use a single floppy disk to turn it into a highly functional embedded Linux device?

You might be wondering, “Why not just use a full blown version of Red Hat or BSD or <<insert your O/S here>>?” The answer is that if ...

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