Projects / Devil-Linux


Devil-Linux is a special secure Linux distribution which is used for firewalls, routers, gateways, and servers. The goal of Devil-Linux is to have a small, customizable, and secure Linux system. Configuration is saved on a floppy disk or USB stick, and it has several optional packages. Devil-Linux boots from CD, but can be stored on CF cards or USB sticks.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  31 Dec 2012 13:38

    Release Notes: This release brings many software updates in addition to support for being a file and backup server for Apple computers.

    •  10 May 2012 13:00

      Release Notes: This release brings many security related software updates. Upgrading is strongly advised.

      •  12 Apr 2012 13:29

        Release Notes: This new release brings many new features, improvements, and software updates, kernel 3.2, and a 64-bit version.

        •  21 Mar 2012 12:43

          Release Notes: This release brings the Linux kernel 3.2.11, has fixes for reported issues, and has many other updates.

          •  07 Feb 2012 13:20

            Release Notes: This release bring the Linux kernel 3.2.4, MySQL 5.5.20, fixes to reported issues, and many other updates.

            Recent comments

            07 Nov 2005 10:50 smiley73

            Re: A GREAT Linux Security Distro
            Take a look at our documentation. It's not very extensive, but it gets you started.

            "8.5. Booting Devil-Linux from devices other than the CD-ROM"


            Also don't use the new 1.2.7, it has some issues which we're currently resolving.


            07 Nov 2005 10:44 kennethcraig

            Re: A GREAT Linux Security Distro
            Manu, I am interested in trying Devil-Linux. What steps would I need to take to deploy a bootable compact flash version?

            01 Feb 2004 08:14 eescar

            A GREAT Linux Security Distro
            This Security aimed distro catch me for over two years now and I can't imagine working without it today!

            I'm not a code writer but the build system is so clean it's a game to add new and custom features to your own Devil version. I even made contributions, despite I don't understand anything in developping software!

            I love that system is on CD and can't be modified by a potential intruder! But you can also use USB sticks or whatever you want to hold distribution and so fit to your specific hardware : turn your old (or new) hardware in a strong and powerfull dedicated security gateway.

            a MUST TRY!


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