Openwall GNU/*/Linux (or Owl for short) is a small security-enhanced Linux distribution for servers, appliances, and virtual appliances.
Owl live CDs with remote SSH access are also good for recovering or installing systems (whether with Owl or not). Another secondary use is for operating systems and/or computer security courses, which benefit from the simple structure of Owl and from our inclusion of the complete build environment.

Openwall GNU/*/Linux, ‘Owl’ for short, is a security-enhanced operating system with Linux and GNU software as its core and is intended for use as server platform. Its patches and security extensions have been included into many major Linux distributions. Openwall GNU/*/Linux pulls source code and design concepts from several sources including parts of the GNU userland and OpenBSD for its OpenSSH suite and the inspiration behind its own blowfish-based crypt for password hashing.


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