TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

New to TKL... couple questions

Monte Milanuk's picture

Hello all... new guy here

 

My physical home 'server' (old PC) finally croaked, so my Linuxing is going 'virtual' until I find some new hardware.  I figured this would be a good excuse to try something different, so besides my Ubuntu 9.10 desktop that I have running in Virtualbox on my Vista PC, I'm starting a small internal network with some TurnKey Linux appliances. 

So far everything looks pretty good... I am kind of curious how with TKL supposedly being based heavily off Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, then why does the installer say 'Debian'?  I know Ubuntu draws from Debian, but I don't think I've ever seen an Ubuntu installer say 'Debian'.   Just funnin' ya, mostly.  I am kind of curious, though...

And more seriously... why does it apparently dispense with setting up a user and sudo in favor of a system with no users but root?

Finally... are there any plans for making a firewall/gateway appliance?  Something to plunk in between an internal 'virtual' network and the external network, with a bridged interface on one side and an internal nic on the other (to use Virtualbox terminology).

Thanks,

Monte

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