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Peeking under the hood of SnapGear’s uClinux-powered VPN appliances

Jan 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views technical editor Jerry Epplin takes a look at SnapGear's award-winning uClinux-based VPN appliances from the perspective of a developer's ability to customize them — and in the process, becomes a uClinux convert. Epplin writes . . .

“With the impressive improvements made in uClinux in the last couple of years, it has become increasingly practical to implement the networking capabilities of Linux in a small-footprint device. Perhaps the most obvious network-oriented devices for which uClinux is appropriate are firewall/routers, which need all the latest protocols and capabilities, but are in a highly competitive environment in which cost is paramount.”

“SnapGear's line of VPN router products makes extensive use of this growing uClinux phenomenon — to which SnapGear has been a major contributor . . .”

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