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Jun 3, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Wiscore has introduced a Linux-based device for consumers interested in running their own Internet server. The Tenon incorporates email, web, and ftp servers, along with a broadband router, hub, and firewall — all in a small, low-power device featuring an embedded Linux architecture for high security.

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Tenon's embedded architecture reduces security worries, Wiscore says, because much like embedded router/firewall appliances based on Leaf project software, the device's root filesystem boots from read-only media and can be returned to its original state with a reboot or a push of the “return to original state” key.

Wiscore says it will also offer a free system renewal service, enabling users to easily update the device's boot firmware with security patches and other updates.

According to Wiscore, users do not require deep knowledge of Internet servers to configure the device, which offers a browser-based installation system with just four steps.

The Tenon comes with a 128MB CompactFlash card, on which users can store email, Web pages, and files for ftp. The device can also be upgraded with larger CompactFlash cards.

Wiscore demonstrated the Tenon at the Taipei Computex show, and offers more details on its Web site (Traditional Chinese, English version coming).


 
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