Linux Embedded devices

Linux comes with a host based firewall called Netfilter. According to the official project site:

netfilter is a set of hooks inside the Linux kernel that allows kernel modules to register callback functions with the network stack. A registered callback function is then called back for every packet that traverses the respective hook within the network stack.

This Linux based firewall is controlled by the program called iptables to handles filtering for IPv4, and ip6tables handles filtering for IPv6. I strongly recommend that you first read our quick tutorial that explains how to configure a host-based firewall called Netfilter (iptables) under CentOS / RHEL / Fedora / Redhat Enterprise Linux. This post list most common iptables solutions required by a new Linux user to secure his or her Linux operating system from intruders.

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Looks nice but this hack is not for the faint hearted!

Old Gateway PC transformed into a Linux server with embedded display

Old Gateway PC transformed into a Linux server with embedded display, which is a hacked portable B&W TV driven directly by the VGA card.

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Embedded Linux is the use of a Linux operating system in an embedded computer systems such as a mobile phones, personal digital assistants, media players etc. This tutorial shows you how to install Linux on a target system. Not a prebuilt Linux distribution, but your own, built from scratch.

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Great information on how to install Fedora Linux on PS3. In this article, first in a series, Peter Seebach introduces the features and benefits of PS3 Linux, and explains some of the issues that might benefit from a bit of tweaking.

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Your iPhone 3G comes with a complicated list of rules about what you can and can’t do with it. Free software foundation has published the list of 5 reasons to avoid Apple iPhone 3G.

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NETGEAR Launches Open Source Wireless-G Router Enabling Linux Developers and Enthusiasts to Create Firmware for Specialized Applications.

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Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics.

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