A little history
When we got a fast internet connection over here (Basic-ADSL, currently 2048/380), i started to use my old Pentium 133 PC as a router. Which worked real well. But the distro was using a lot the the PC's 2 GB hard drive.
I thought: Lets make a small router image.
At this time, i knew the Linux Router Project, but wanted to create my own mini-distro :-)
I just started to copy the files i needed to the image, stripping debug information from files, and changed the lilo configuration.
After some puzzling everything worked ! And a started to add features to it, like a mini-webserver with graphs of CPU load, network traffic etc.
That was fun .... but it's more fun to BUILD everything yourself ! And that's wat the rest of this page is all about.