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  • I've been using IPCop since 2006. It is fantastic, very customisable and rock solid. I run it on an Atom D410 with 2GB memory and an SSD, in a fanless VESA mount case. I use the Snort and Guardian add-ons, among others. I also run some other stuff on the same machine, like Minecraft server and AssaultCube server. I wrote my own monitoring tool for the hardware using gnuplot, html and bash. I used the TCC to build rkhunter on the machine. I initially used it with PPPoE with a Kyocera modem and burst technology (I am in ZA) on Red. Now I have a Huawei 4G LTE router that connects to Red via dhcp. On Green I have an SMC EzConnect switch that provides safe, filtered and snorted internet to my family. The community is helpful, in the ipcop-user mailing list as well as the Sourceforge forum. I have had a plugin-developer make a custom version of a plugin (Snort) for me for Eth over USB. I am actually running 2.1.9 but it is not configured here. I installed 2.1.5 and the rest is done with updates, which work seamlessly. It has a vibrant following in Germany. I hope the project doesn't die. Kernel and other software is getting a bit long in the tooth. [I submitted the same review on Distrowatch.com]

  • Thanks for developing, maintaining and improving an excellent FOSS product. I, like many others, really appreciate it and the effort that goes into it. I've been using IPCop, initially version 1, later 2 and now 2.1.19) for years to drive a small domestic/SOHO firewall/router and throughout the time it's worked reliably and well. The hardware is an old VIA ITX board with 512 MB, a PATA-attached 4GB Compact Flash, and an Intel quad-port PCI NIC. Even when under heavy use the hardware runs IPCop without breaking sweat and consumes negligible power to do so. (i.e. it barely shows up on the hose smart-meter.) The ITX board has a built-in VIA Samuel 2 CentaurHauls CPU that cannot run Pentium code so I very much appreciate the fact that IPCop is built to run on pre-Pentium CPUs. The web GUI is a little opaque at first but that lessens with use and the recent changes to it have improved matters. Begin able to SSH in to the box helps as well, especially as once shelled in it's standard Linux and hence familiar territory. I like the out of the box provision of orange and blue sub-nets in addition to the basic red and green. I installed the 'extra interfaces' plug-in to obtain an additional grey interface (on V2.1), which installed painlessly and has worked well. Overall, IPCop has been an excellent platform. Thanks again. Keep up the good work!

  • Thanks for the great software!

  • Excelente Distro.

  • It does what it promises. With a basic understanding of how networks are designed, installation is relatively painless. The online documentation is outstanding -- clear and comprehensive. Not every single bell and whistle is incorporated into the project, but there are a few easy to understand reasons for this (potentially less secure, more complicated management, limited resources, etc). In other words, IPCop seems, to an extent, to adhere to the "KISS" principle -- and the resulting product works quite well.

  • there is no option to return to the previous version 2.0.6, because in the version 2.1.1 the proxy server does not work! consumes all the ram and cpu active when the proxy server, works for a while then when it handles multiple connections and hangs! and no access to any site.

  • Top notch firewall. I am using an HP thin client computer I picked up on EBay for 25 dollars. Replaced the installed MOD with 6GB unit and replaced the 512MB ram with a 1GB unit. Running Copfilter with anti spam and anti virus. Have not turned on the other Copfilter options yet- I want to run another month or so to make sure I don't have any internet access problems.

  • I was in a major bind, I had to QUICKLY integrate two commercial medium to small networks, with virtual no budget at the time. IPCOP segmented my networks for me and allowed me to drill down and establish a protocol rule base. It sat on cheap hardware and was extremely stable and easy to use. VERY VERY good software!

  • Thanks for Ipcop, it's excellent!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Ipcop works great.

  • Thanks for so usefull software.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Thanks for Ipcop, it's perfect!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Fast, easy, flexible, and free. What more could you want?

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • terrific program

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • I love it!

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • WOW!!! Thanks, thats really great

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Thanks!

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Really nice project! Thanks a lot!

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • +1 thanks!

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • I remember when I was actively using this program, it was very functional and had no alternatives

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • excellent program for monitoring your Internet connections, it is very informative interface

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • firewal is the part of computer

  • Stable, full of great features and lightweight. This software is highly recommended!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Thanks for great project! Simply the best!

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Their is an option for green and blue interfaces. Green being the internal network and blue being the wireless.

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