Bigfoot Announces First Linux-based FNApp for the Killer NIC; posts bounty for more
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 07:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 21, 2006 — Bigfoot
Networks, Inc., a research and development company announced the first Flexible
Network Architecture (FNA.TM) application for the Killer™ Network
Interface Card (NIC) to help make online gaming safer and more secure.
The new FNApp, called the FNA
Firewall, is an embedded Linux-based firewall client application that runs
inside the Killer NIC, enabling gamers to turn off their CPU burdening firewall
and continue gaming with security and optimal system performance. The
firewall is based on the wildly popular iptables open source firewall for
Linux. The FNA Firewall is available for download at www.killernic.com.
The Killer NIC was announced this
summer with FNA to allow everyone to freely write, download, and run applications
that execute on the Killer's Network Processing Unit.
FNApps are embedded Linux
applications designed to allow users to run an application with minimal or
reduced impact on the main system's CPU, memory subsystem, caching and
hard-disk. The possibilities of FNApps are limitless and can be anything from
simple packet monitoring utilities, to full-blown VoIP programs, file-sharing
systems, and mini-game or chat servers.