My Favorite Free Open Source Products

Whenever I want to learn the fundamentals of a technology I first turn to the leading open source project associated with that technology. Almost always these open source projects are either completely free or have a free version that covers exactly what I need. Besides being great low cost or free alternatives to their closed source competitors, open source projects often have strong communities of users and exper

Build A Simple Router With Linux

Ever needed to route between two network segments, but you did not have the hardware? You search online for “virtual router” or maybe “build a linux router” and the search results just point you to pre-packaged distributions that are firewalls for routing between the Internet and an internal network? Well that is what I ran into as I expanded upon my home test lab. All I wanted was a simple network router w