Linux, it seems that there is a distro out there for just about every need, which is one of the reasons I like it so much. Recently I stumbled upon (okay, not stumbled, I’d been looking for just such a distro for a while, anyway…) <a href="http://aidan.strateia.org/exit.php?url_id=12&entry_id=17" title="http://www.localareasecurity.com" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.localareasecurity.com’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Local Area Security Linux</a>. A nifty little distro that fits on a 200MB mini-CD. It boots from CD and is designed to be a tool for, you guessed it, checking network security. Anyway, it works quite well and I’m fairly impressed with it, so I thought I’d give them a little plug. It comes with most all the tools needed to do checks on a network’s security. It’s far better than <a href="http://aidan.strateia.org/exit.php?url_id=13&entry_id=17" title="http://www.damnsmalllinux.org" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.damnsmalllinux.org’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">DSL</a>, which I’ve used a little bit and, aside from the wow factor of Linux on a Business card sized CD, I’ve been fairly unimpressed. LAS on the other hand provides many tools and quite a bit of functionality when it comes to network security type stuff. So, if you’re interested in network security, or if you’re a Linux Addict like me…check out http://www.localareasecurity.com, it’s well worth 10 minutes of your time.