Comments for IPCop Firewall

31 Jul 2003 17:08 fishynet

Re: ipchains?
IPcop is now using iptables with the 2.4 kernel

25 Apr 2003 04:57 floyd59

iptables, finally arrived
With version 1.3.0, ipcop finally has changed to kernel 2.4 and iptables.
Version 1.3.0 installer even works with the 1.2.x backup floppy! I had the new version up and running in 10 minutes flat, on a second machine.
Congratulations, guys. You know definitely know what you are doing.

27 Dec 2002 12:17 g1gsw

ipcop 1.2
Well done team, I just installed ipcop 1.2 on my old 333mhz celeron box from a http install, restored from floppy from pre5 and as usual it all went without a hitch. Congratulations on the new release.

27 Dec 2002 12:12 wgiese

Easy, great support
Incredibly easy to set up - had three sites firewalled and VPN'ed with minimal effort. Developers and user community are very helpful, regardless of your technical background or skill level.

27 Dec 2002 09:38 MisterD

Re: ipchains?

> And a year later, same deal. Useless.


Not to mention the fact that an update was posted here for it today, going from version 0.1.1 to version 1.2, and it's listed under Minor feature enhancements!!! That's quite a jump for some minor enhancements, I'd hate to guess as to what the version will be when some major enhancements get added! Not to mention that there is no mention on the IPCop website of v1.2 at all, only 0.1.1

27 Dec 2002 09:33 gilesjuk

Re: ipchains?

>
> % i worry that this is based on
> ipchains,
> % rather then netfilter/iptables,
> % considering ipchains is not stateful.
>
>
>
> And a year later, same deal. Useless.


None of the BSDs appear to have iptables either, yet many consider them more secure than Linux.

Smoothwall is also based on a 2.2 kernel and also uses ipchains. At least with both systems you get a minimal system that is easy to administer.

Cutting down a 2.4 distro and making it very secure isn't a straightforward task. You're more likely to be hacked with a DIY 2.4 firewall IMHO.

27 Dec 2002 05:51 dglee

Re: ipchains?

> i worry that this is based on ipchains,
> rather then netfilter/iptables,
> considering ipchains is not stateful.


And a year later, same deal. Useless.

22 Jan 2002 17:31 tokki

ipchains?
i worry that this is based on ipchains, rather then netfilter/iptables, considering ipchains is not stateful.

Screenshot

Project Spotlight

ReciJournal

An open, cross-platform journaling program.

Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Veusz

A scientific plotting package.