How to Install ‘IPFire’ Free Firewall Linux Distribution

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12 Responses

  1. Francis says:

    Nice writeup.

    I’ve been using ipfire as my production firewall appliance for about 5 years. It is very simple yet very powerful.

    I moved to ipfire from ipcop years ago because of the active development and modern kernel. Ipcop was secure and functional but was just kind of stagnating on innovation and moving forward to operate on today’s hardware.

    I’m surprised I don’t see more about ipfire in any the tech sites I visit.

    Thanks for promoting this great tool!

  2. Jadson says:

    I can’t access the web interface after installation.
    I ping the green interface from my notebook and then ping my notebook from the virtualbox with the ipfire and it’s all right.

    My network range is 10.0.0.0 ~ 10.0.0.255
    IPFire range is 10.0.1.0 ~ 10.0.1.10

    I’ve tried access at: https://10.0.1.1:444 it loads for minutes, then it stops.

  3. jeran maglanque says:

    Sir can i know how to add another system administrator in ipfire to avoid in login to root password?

  4. RK SINGH says:

    My Red IP is 133.82.0.4/24 and Green IP is 133.82.0.1/20.
    IPFIRE is running on NAT.
    In above condition 133.82.0.xxx/20 IP address is not working in Green LAN.
    I want to disable the NAT and enable the routing.
    What are the procedure for disable the NAT and enable the routing between green to red.

  5. Deepanjan says:

    yes i have used the port no. i.e. 444 isn’t ?? but didn’t get any web console

  6. Babin says:

    You have two Ethernet cards ? Everything okay, Have you used the port number to access the Web UI ?

  7. Deepanjan says:

    Hi Babin,

    i am unable to get the web interface i have chosen GREEN+RED

    my current network design is

    Internet (ISP)–> Modem–> Ipfire
    Red= wan=192.168.1.5 via dhcp from internet modem/router
    Green=lan=192.168.100.8 static lan

    please help to get the web interface

    • Babin says:

      @Deepanjan You have two Ethernet cards ? Everything okay, Have you used the port number to access the Web UI ?

      • Deepanjan says:

        Yes I’v entered “https://192.168.100.8:444/” in the client browser. The IP is pinging from client machine and Service Scan on this IP reveiled “3 services running; 53:domain; 81:host2-ns; 444:snpp”.

        • Could you please give me the Network range of your Desktop? 192.168.1.0.x or 192.168.1.x? Or else? What is your Desktop IP range and have you tried by routing to 192.168.100.0 ?

          My desktop ip 192.168.0.254, network range is 192.168.0.0 but my ipfire range was 192.168.1.0 i have routed to 192.168.1.0 using:

          $ sudo route add default gw 192.168.0.254 eth0
          $ sudo route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.0.254 eth0
          This will allow us to access web UI in 192.168.1.1.

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