Alpine Linux

My router (pinky) used to boot uClibc Bering from a floppy. ucBering was really cool, but was getting ancient. The hardware was very noisy too. So I changed to less noisy hardware (JA Pinkerton), and run Alpine Linux. Alpine is a descendant of LEAF, which Bering was a variation of. It boots from CD and saves state to a USB key. Just have to remember to do lbu ci after any config change.

What's awesome: finally getting tcpdump on my router!
What's strange: full perl 5.12.3 on my router!

Alpine also include clamav, so you could use it to scan Windows computers for viruses. Kind of like these instructions.

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