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Developer Thomas Lundquist
Working state Inactive
Source model Open source
Initial release 2000
Latest release 3.0.15 / July 21, 2011 (2011-07-21)
Available in English
Platforms x86
Kernel type
License various
Official website www.zelow.no/floppyfw

floppyfw was a Linux distribution running BusyBox to provide a firewall/gateway/router on a single bootable floppy disk.

Floppyfw was maintained by Thomas Lundquist.


  • Intel 80386SX or better
  • two network interface cards
  • 1.44MB floppy drive
  • 12MByte of RAM


  • Access lists
  • IP-masquerading (network address translation)
  • Connection tracked packet filtering
  • Quite advanced routing
  • Traffic shaping
  • PPPoE
  • Very simple packaging system. Is used for editors, PPP, VPN, traffic shaping and whatever comes up
  • Logging through klogd/syslogd, both local and remote
  • Serial support for console over serial port
  • DHCP server and DNS cache for internal networks

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