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LEAF is a secure, feature-rich, customizable embedded Linux network appliance for use in a variety of network topologies. Although it can be used in other ways, it's primarily used as a Internet gateway, router, firewall, and wireless access point.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 May 2014 17:34

    Release Notes: LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.1 provides a new kernel (3.10.x), numerous package updates, and support for ARMv6 kernels (a.k.a., Raspberry Pi).

    •  16 Mar 2014 14:04

      Release Notes: This release adds a kernel update to version 3.4.83 and package updates, including security and bug fixes. The new packages provided are heyu for X 10 automation and batctl, the B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced control and management tool.

      •  19 Jan 2014 15:46

        Release Notes: Updates for the kernel, Tor, OpenSSL, Samba, Dropbear and ddclient. Security and speed improvements for OpenSSL/Dropbear. A new package batctl for open mesh networks, and small fixes for other packages.

        •  28 Dec 2013 15:55

          Release Notes: This release provides the new ddclient package (which will replace ezipupdate), a curl security update, and a fix for the HD support package.

          •  14 Dec 2013 16:32

            Release Notes: This release candidate provides package updates, a Linux 3.4.74 kernel, and does shorewall logging again with ulogd.

            Recent comments

            01 Feb 2002 19:15 guitarlynn

            This project has some great base distributions/versions to create
            embedded Linux routers, firewall, bridges, and servers from. I
            have personally used LEAF for several years now and make 1U,
            2U, half-, and full-slot rack mount appliances with them. There
            are many other similar projects out there, but I have found LEAF
            to be the most configurable and secure with a minimum of effort
            to do exactly what I need. I look forward to using LEAF _much_
            more in the fulure.

            Thanks all!


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