IPCop – firewall distribution

The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution.

It is geared towards home and SOHO users. The difference with existing firewalls is that the IPCop interface is designed to be very user-friendly and task-based.

IPCop offers an IPChains based firewall with DHCP server, caching DNS, the Squid web proxy, Snort intrusion detection system, port forwarding, DMZ support and IPSec based VPN support using FreeS/WAN. There is an easy to use web-based admin interface and an SSH server is also available.

It offers advanced features such as IPSec VPN support.

Features include:

  • Interfaces:
    • 4 interfaces with typical behavior.
    • GREEN : inside network.
    • RED : outside network (internet).
    • ORANGE : DMZ (accessible from in and outside).
    • BLUE : inside network for wifi (connect an Access point to this interface).
    • VLAN available.
    • Alias available on RED interface.
  • Hardware:
    • Support i386 and alpha architecture (ppc will be available soon).
    • Memory size supported from 12 MB to 4 GB.
    • IDE, SCSI, SATA and RAID disk controller with 250 MB minimal hard disk size.
    • Network cards from linux-2.4 kerne (ISA / PCI).
    • SMP kernel available on i386 for HT / multicore or multiples CPU.
    • Indirect installation to flash device.
  • Installation:
    • Boot from floppy / usb floppy ( usb floppy allow only install from cdrom).
    • Boot / installation from IDE / SCSI cdrom.
    • Boot / installation from usb key.
    • Boot from PXE enabled network card (need avdhcp and tftp server).
    • Installation from http/ftp server.
  • Backup:
    • Floppy (restore on new install only).
    • Web interface.
    • USB key.
  • Core services:
    • DHCP client / server.
    • Dynamic DNS.
    • Host list settable from web interface.
    • HTTP / FTP proxy (squid).
    • IDS (snort) on all interfaces.
    • Log local or remote.
    • NTP client / server.
    • SSH server (PSK or password).
    • Traffic shaping (red interface).
  • Firewall features:
    • Statefull firewall.
    • Nat helper for h323, irc, mms, pptp, proto-gre, quake3.
    • Programmable port forwarding to ORANGE address.
    • Pin-hole on GREEN or BLUE net.
    • Ping answer configurable on all interfaces.
    • Roadwarrior and net to net.
    • Certificate or PSK.

Support: Documentation
Developer: IPCop team
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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