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IPFire

Last Update: 2018-01-06 12:13 UTC


IPFire is a Linux distribution that focusses on easy setup, good handling and high level of security. It is operated via an intuitive web-based interface which offers many configuration options for beginning and experienced system administrators. IPFire is maintained by developers who are concerned about security and who update the product regularly to keep it secure. IPFire ships with a custom package manager called Pakfire and the system can be expanded with various add-ons.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 120 (77), 6 months: 117 (86), 3 months: 119 (100), 4 weeks: 79 (158), 1 week: 109 (97)

Average visitor rating: 9.79/10 from 14 review(s).


IPFire Summary
Distribution IPFire
Home Page http://www.ipfire.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.ipfire.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://forum.ipfire.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.ipfire.org/
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Download Mirrors http://www.ipfire.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://bugtracker.ipfire.org/
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 • 2018-01-04: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 117
 • 2017-09-03: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 113
 • 2017-06-14: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 111
 • 2017-04-28: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 110
 • 2016-12-21: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 108
 • 2016-07-12: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 103
 • 2016-04-14: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 100
 • 2015-12-11: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 95
 • 2015-10-27: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 94
 • 2015-08-17: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93
 • 2015-06-13: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 91
 • 2015-05-28: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 90
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Feature 2.19-core117 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52
Release Date 2018-01-04 2015-01-24 2014-04-16 2012-12-19 2011-09-17
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 170-250        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- --
Package Management pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586 armv5tel, i586 armv5tel, i586 i586
Init Software other other other other other
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual de, en, es, fr, pl, ru de, en, es, fr, pl, ru de, en, es, fr, pl, ru de, en, es, fr, pl, ru de, en, es, fr, pl, ru
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2.19-core117 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52

Full Package List:   IPFire 2.9-core52
  Number of packages: 398 (download as TXT)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
  •  acl-2.2.47
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.24.1
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.24.1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.24.1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  amavisd-new-2.5.2
  •  apcupsd-3.14.4
  •  applejuice-0.31
  •  Archive-Tar-1.29
  •  Archive-Zip-1.16
  •  arping-2.05
  •  as86-0.16.17
  •  asterisk-1.4.28
  •  attr-2.4.43
  •  autoconf-2.59
  •  automake-1.9.6
  •  backup-ipfire
  •  bash-3.1
  •  bc-1.06
  •  beep-1.2.2
  •  BerkeleyDB-0.27
  •  bind-9.3.2
  •  binutils-2.17
  •  bison-2.2
  •  bluez-libs-3.36
  •  br2684ctl
  •  bridge-utils-1.1
  •  bwm-ng-0.6
  •  bzip2-1.0.6
  •  cacti-0.8.7g
  •  calamaris-2.59
  •  capi4k-utils-2005-07-18
  •  cdrtools-2.01.01
  •  centerim-4.22.1
  •  clamav-0.97.2
  •  client175_0.7
  •  ClientForm-0.2.9
  •  cmake-2.6.4
  •  collectd-4.10.3
  •  compat-wireless-2.6.39-1-sn-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  compat-wireless-2.6.39-1-sn-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  compat-wireless-2.6.39-1-sn-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  Compress-Zlib-1.35
  •  Convert-TNEF-0.17
  •  Convert-UUlib-1.06
  •  coreutils-5.96
  •  cpio-2.11
  •  cpufrequtils-008
  •  crda-1.1.1
  •  cryptodev-20091126-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  cryptodev-20091126-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  cryptodev-20091126-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  cups-1.4.6
  •  curl-7.19.5
  •  cyrus-imapd-2.2.12
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.21
  •  dahdi-2.2.1
  •  dahdi-2.2.1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  dahdi-2.2.1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  dahdi-2.2.1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  daq-0.5
  •  db-4.4.20
  •  DBD-mysql-4.010
  •  DBI-1.607
  •  dbus-1.0.3
  •  ddrescue-1.12
  •  DFB++-1.0.0
  •  dhcp-3.1-ESV-R3
  •  dhcpcd-5.2.9
  •  diffutils-2.8.1
  •  Digest-1.08
  •  Digest-HMAC-1.01
  •  Digest-SHA1-2.10
  •  DirectFB-1.1.1
  •  dnsmasq-2.45
  •  dosfstools-3.0.9
  •  dracut-006
  •  e1000-8.0.30-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  e1000-8.0.30-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  e1000-8.0.30-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  e1000e-1.3.10a-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  e1000e-1.3.10a-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  e1000e-1.3.10a-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  e2fsprogs-1.41.11
  •  ebtables-v2.0.8-2
  •  ed-0.2
  •  eject-2.1.5
  •  elinks-0.11.7
  •  espgs-8.15.1
  •  etherwake-1.09
  •  ethtool-3.0
  •  expat-2.0.0
  •  ez-ipupdate-3.0.11b8
  •  faad2-2.7
  •  fbset-2.1
  •  fcron-3.0.4
  •  feedparser-4.1
  •  fetchmail-6.3.16
  •  ffmpeg-export-2008-04-13
  •  file-4.17
  •  findutils-4.4.2
  •  fireinfo-2.0.5
  •  flex-2.5.33
  •  fontconfig-2.5.91
  •  foomatic-3.0-20070813
  •  freefont-20060126
  •  freetype-2.1.10
  •  fuse-2.8.3
  •  fwhits
  •  gawk-3.1.5
  •  gcc-4.0.4
  •  gd-2.0.33
  •  GD-2.35
  •  gdbm-1.8.3
  •  GDGraph-1.4308
  •  GDTextUtil-0.86
  •  Geo-IP-PurePerl-1.17
  •  gettext-0.14.5
  •  git-1.6.3.1
  •  glib-2.22.2
  •  glibc-2.3.6
  •  gmp-4.2.4
  •  gnump3d-3.0
  •  gnupg-1.4.5
  •  grep-2.5.1a
  •  groff-1.18.1.1
  •  grub-0.97
  •  guardian-ipfire
  •  gutenprint-5.2.5
  •  gzip-1.3.5
  •  hddtemp-0.3-beta14
  •  hdparm-8.9
  •  hostapd-0.7.3
  •  hplip-2.7.10
  •  HTML-Parser-3.45
  •  HTML-Tagset-3.04
  •  htop-0.9
  •  httpd-2.2.20
  •  hwdata
  •  iana-etc-2.10
  •  icecast-2.3.2
  •  icecc-0.9.6
  •  icegenerator-0.5.5-pre2
  •  iftop-0.17
  •  igb-3.0.19-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  igb-3.0.19-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  igb-3.0.19-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  igmpproxy-0.1
  •  imspector-20101008
  •  inetutils-1.4.2
  •  intltool-0.40.5
  •  IO-stringy-2.110
  •  ipaddr-1.2
  •  iperf-2.0.5
  •  ipfireseeder-1.00
  •  iproute2-2.6.16-060323
  •  iptables-1.4.6
  •  iptstate-2.1
  •  iputils-ss020927
  •  iw-0.9.22
  •  java-1.6.0_12-for-ipfire
  •  joe-3.7
  •  jpegsrc.v6b
  •  kbd-1.12
  •  kqemu-1.4.0pre1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  kqemu-1.4.0pre1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  kqemu-1.4.0pre1-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  kudzu-1.2.64
  •  kvm-kmod-2.6.38.6-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  kvm-kmod-2.6.38.6-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  l7-protocols-2009-05-10
  •  lame-3.97
  •  lcd4linux-0.10.1-RC2
  •  lcr-20100601
  •  less-394
  •  libaal-1.0.5
  •  libart_lgpl-2.3.17
  •  libcap-2.19
  •  libdnet-1.11
  •  libdvbpsi5-0.1.6
  •  libevent-1.4.14b-stable
  •  libid3tag-0.15.1b
  •  libidn-0.6.14
  •  libmad-0.15.1b
  •  libmpdclient-2.5
  •  libnet-1.1.2.1
  •  libnl-1.1
  •  libogg-1.1.4
  •  liboping-1.3.4
  •  libpcap-1.0.0
  •  libpng-1.2.44
  •  libpri-1.4.10.2
  •  libsafe_2.0-16
  •  libsatsolver-0.16.4
  •  libshout-2.2.2
  •  libsigc++-2.0.17
  •  libtool-1.5.22
  •  libtorrent-0.12.6
  •  libupnp-1.6.6
  •  libusb-0.1.12
  •  libvorbis-1.2.3
  •  libwww-perl-5.803
  •  libxml2-2.6.26
  •  libxslt-1.1.17
  •  linux-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  linux-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  linux-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  linux-atm-2.4.1
  •  linux-firmware-20110518
  •  linux-libc-headers-2.6.12.0
  •  Linux-PAM-0.99.4.0
  •  lm_sensors-3.3.0
  •  Locale-Codes-2.07
  •  logrotate-3.7.1
  •  logwatch-7.3.6
  •  lsof-4.78
  •  lynis-1.2.9
  •  lzo-2.02
  •  M2Crypto-0.21.1
  •  m4-1.4.4
  •  madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4119-20100201-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4119-20100201-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4119-20100201-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.1.3
  •  MailTools-2.07
  •  make-3.81
  •  man-db-2.4.3
  •  man-pages-2.34
  •  mbr-1.1.8
  •  mc-4.7.5.2
  •  mdadm-3.2.1
  •  mechanize-0.1.8
  •  mediatomb-svn2020
  •  memtest86+-4.20
  •  miau-0.6.5
  •  MIME-tools-5.502
  •  minicom-2.4
  •  miniupnpd-1.4
  •  misc-progs
  •  mISDN-20100525-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  mISDN-20100525-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  mISDN-20100525-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  mISDNuser-20100525
  •  mktemp-1.5
  •  module-init-tools-3.5
  •  motion-3.2.11
  •  mpc-0.21
  •  mpd-0.16.3
  •  mpeg2dec-0.4.0b
  •  mpfire-ipfire
  •  mtools-3.9.10
  •  mysql-5.0.24a
  •  nagios-3.0.6
  •  nagiosql-303
  •  nano-2.2.6
  •  nasm-0.98.39
  •  ncftp-3.2.1-src
  •  ncurses-5.5
  •  netcat-0.7.1
  •  Net-DNS-0.47
  •  Net-IPv4Addr-0.10
  •  netpbm-10.26.46
  •  Net-Server-0.97
  •  net-snmp-5.4.2.1
  •  Net-SSLeay-1.36
  •  net-tools-1.60
  •  newt-0.51.6
  •  nfs-utils-1.2.2
  •  nmap-5.51
  •  noip_updater_v1.6
  •  nrpe-2.12
  •  ntfs-3g-2011.1.15
  •  ntp-4.2.4p7
  •  nut-2.4.3
  •  oinkmaster-2.0
  •  openldap-2.3.20
  •  openmailadmin-1.0.0
  •  openssh-5.8p1
  •  openssl-0.9.8r
  •  open-vm-tools-8.4.2-261024
  •  openvpn-2.1.2
  •  p7zip_4.65
  •  pakfire3-deps
  •  pam_mysql-0.7RC1
  •  parted-2.3
  •  patch-2.5.4
  •  pciutils-2.2.3
  •  pcmciautils-014
  •  pcre-7.7
  •  perl-5.12.3
  •  perl-gettext-1.05
  •  php-5.3.5
  •  phpSANE-0.3.3
  •  pkg-config-0.20
  •  popt-1.10.4
  •  portmap_6.0
  •  postfix-2.6.5
  •  Pound-2.5
  •  powertop-1.13
  •  ppp-2.4.5
  •  pptp-1.7.2
  •  procps-3.2.6
  •  progressbar-2.2
  •  psmisc-22.2
  •  pyliblzma-0.5.3
  •  Python-2.7.2
  •  python-distutils-extra-2.25
  •  pyxattr-0.5.0
  •  qemu-0.11.1-kqemu
  •  qemu-0.14.1
  •  r8101-1.019.00-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  r8168-8.019.00-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  r8169-6.014.00-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  readline-5.1
  •  reiser4progs-1.0.6
  •  reiserfsprogs-3.6.21
  •  rrdtool-1.2.30
  •  rssdler-0.4.0a
  •  rsync-3.0.8
  •  rtorrent-0.8.6
  •  samba-3.5.11
  •  sane-1.0.22
  •  sat-solver-bindings-0.16.0-20110429-868eae9
  •  screen-4.0.3
  •  SDL-1.2.11
  •  sdparm-1.01
  •  sed-4.1.5
  •  setserial-2.17
  •  setuptools-0.6c11
  •  shadow-4.0.15
  •  slang-1.4.9
  •  smartmontools-5.41
  •  snort-2.9.0.4
  •  sox-12.18.1
  •  spandsp-0.0.6pre12
  •  splix-2.0.0-rc2
  •  sqlite-autoconf-3070603
  •  squid-3.1.15
  •  squidclamav-5.7
  •  squidGuard-1.4.1
  •  sshfs-fuse-2.2
  •  sslh-1.7a
  •  streamripper-1.63.5
  •  strongswan-4.5.0
  •  sudo-1.6.8p12
  •  swig-2.0.1
  •  sysfsutils-1.3.0
  •  sysklogd-1.5
  •  syslinux-4.02
  •  sysstat-6.0.2
  •  sysvinit-2.86
  •  taglib-1.5
  •  tar-1.22
  •  tcl8.4.13
  •  tcpdump-4.0.0
  •  tcp_wrappers_7.6
  •  teamspeak-2.0.24.1
  •  texinfo-4.8
  •  Text-Tabs+Wrap-2005.0824
  •  tftp-hpa-0.48
  •  tiff-3.9.4
  •  traceroute-2.0.12
  •  tripwire-2.4.1.2
  •  tunctl
  •  udev-125
  •  Unix-Syslog-0.100
  •  unzip552
  •  URI-1.35
  •  urlgrabber-3.1.0
  •  usb-modeswitch-1.1.6
  •  usb-modeswitch-data-20101222
  •  usbutils-0.72
  •  util-linux-2.12r
  •  v4l-dvb-git20110427-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  v4l-dvb-git20110427-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  v4l-dvb-git20110427-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  vdr-1.6.0
  •  vdradmin-am-3.6.7
  •  vim-7.2
  •  vlan.1.9
  •  vlc-0.8.6i
  •  vnstat-1.6
  •  vnstati-beta3
  •  vsftpd-2.3.4
  •  watchdog-5.9
  •  wget-1.10.2
  •  whatmask-1.2
  •  which-2.16
  •  wireless-regdb-2011.04.28
  •  wireless_tools.30.pre9
  •  wpa_supplicant-0.7.3
  •  w_scan-20080105
  •  xfsprogs-2.9.4
  •  XML-Parser-2.34
  •  xvidcore-1.2.1
  •  xz-4.999.9beta
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Version: 2.19-core117
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-11
Votes: 0


Reliable, easy to maintain, open source so you can modify if necessary.
Supports most (almost all) ethernet cards. Built on top of LFS and can have additional applications and tools added.



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Version: 2.19-core117
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-05
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The best router/firewall on the market. Add to this the ability to host a qemu vm on the router and redirect port 80 and 443 back to the router. Get yourself a dynamic DNS service and host your own web server on a nice fairly secure VM with only port 80 and 443 open to the net. Well I also redirect ssh to some other weird port on the router.

Now that the 64 bit versoin is out there and no more 32 bit memory limits it is even better.

Enjoy. This is a great router.


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Version: 2.19-core116
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-21
Votes: 1


IPFire is a a great firewall. I started using Smoothwall years ago, which forked to IPCop which was also good. IPFire forked from IPCop and has become a mature, easy to use, well-supported linux distro.

Many of the features in IPFire were also present but we're not working very well. Intrusion detection, Snort, Dynamic DNS, ability to add packages from the web interface, and update with Pakfire, and the ability to to Geo-IP block if needed.

The only negative I have seen and its small is the way port-forwarding works in IPFire vs IPCop. I think the IPCop interface was more intuitive. (This is a very minor complaint).

Setup is fast and pretty intuitive if you have some experience with this family of software.

I'm using the 32 bit version on an old Compaq Deskpro EN (Pentium III) with 2GB memory. This has been my firewall box for 10 years.

Very happy to switch to IPFire.





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