Devil-Linux is a LiveCD distribution which is a
firewall/router/gateway/server distribution designed to provide a
secure environment, yet at the same time be easy to setup.
Devil-Linux uses a Linux from Scratch (LFS) build system allowing the
user to create customized versions of the distribution. It has improved
kernel security using the GRSecurity patch. Firewall
configuration is made easier by a dedicated tool, Firewall Builder.
Devil-Linux adds many more Netfilter modules then you find in a
standard Linux Kernel.
Please be aware that this is designed to be a server distribution and
not a desktop distribution. For starters, Devil-Linux does not run X,
and surfing the net is limited to using console based web browers such
as lynx. Further evidence that this is not a desktop distro can
be seen from the Key Facts box below where graphical software is not
The distribution boots from a CD or a USB key.
Traditionally, Devil-Linux has been popular used as a router/firewall.
However, it is often used as a proxy server, DNS server, Mail
Server, web server, FTP server, FTP server, File server, VPNs, DHCP
server, NTP, and as an IDS node.