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remote machine
« on: May 11, 2007, 12:50:04 pm »

I have an old pc (amd k6 200 mhz, 64 mb ram) and I'd like to use it as a router.
Here's the sketch of what I'm thinking abaut:

(router) - ethernet switch ---------pc 1 (linux)
                                    \--------laptop (linux)
                                    \--------laptop (whatever)

The fact is...can I use the router without monitor/keyboard/mouse? In other words, my idea is to use a graphic remote control (on pc1) in order to activate the router.
On pc1 I use the latest Vectorlinux, while on the "router" there's the Vector 5.1 already installed. Yet I could just leave the router without a gui-mode, but I could set some useful apps as well, even if it's not a powerful machine.

Is that possible?
:) thanks


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Re: remote machine
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 01:20:23 pm »

Yes, you can do that, there is a lot of linux distros specialy made with this porpouse, check this:
You can find more with google. Will be a lot more easy than configure VL5.1 to do the same thing. Just my idea. In other hand, that hardware is too good for a router mini-distro. So, I would do that: get an older 486 with 32mb, configure a router distro on it, and make that k6 the pc #5.
Hope this help, please post back if dont, and let us know how it goes...

EDIT: here is the project home:
« Last Edit: May 11, 2007, 02:17:15 pm by rbistolfi »
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