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Linux router or firewall distributions

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This list contains Linux distributions or Unix distributions specifically designed to be used as the operating system of a machine acting as a router and/or a firewall.

BrazilFW 
BrazilFW is a Router/firewall distribution based on Coyote Linux
ClarkConnect 
Router/firewall distribution
Collax Business Server 
A Router/firewall & web-, email- and database server distribution
Collax Security Gateway 
A specialized Router/firewall/IDS/IPS server distribution
Coyote Linux 
Router/firewall distribution
Devil-Linux 
firewall/router/server distribution running from CD
DD-WRT 
Embedded firewall distribution
OpenWrt 
Similar to DD-WRT
eBox 
Router/Firewall and NAS/PDC
Eisfair 
small easy to install server
Endian Firewall 
Unified Thread Management distribution (Router/Firewall, Gateway Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus for Web, FTP and Email, Hotspot functionality)
EnGarde Secure Linux 
A Router/firewall & web-, email- and database server distribution
Fli4l 
a single floppy ISDN, DSL and Ethernet-Router
floppyfw 
floppyfw is a router with the advanced firewall-capabilities in Linux that fits on one single floppy disc.
FREESCO 
a free replacement for proprietary routers supporting up to 10 network cards and up to 10 modems.
Gibraltar 
Router/firewall distribution.
IPCop 
Router/firewall distribution
LEAF 
LEAF is a customizable embedded Linux network appliance used as an Internet gateway, router, firewall, and wireless access point.
m0n0wall 
A Router/firewall distribution based on FreeBSD
pfSense 
A router/firewall/server based on m0n0wall adding many other features like PPPoE Server, ALTQ Traffic Shaping, CARP, multi-WAN, load-balancing, FTP-Proxy, ALIAS-system, etc.
PyramidLinux 
A wireless router distribution for x86 embedded systems.
redWall 
Router/firewall distribution
Sentry Firewall 
A firewall, server or intrusion detection system distribution
SME Server 
A Router/firewall & web-, file-, email- and database server distribution based on CentOS
SmoothWall 
Router/firewall distribution
The Linux Router Project 
Router distribution (Defunct as of 2003)
Untangle 
GPLv2 Firewall & Router that runs 12 open source applications including Spam Blocker, Virus Blocker, Web Filter, OpenVPN & More.
Zeroshell 
Web administrable router/firewall live CD with QoS features.
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