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IPFire

Last Update: 2021-10-05 13:35 UTC


IPFire is a Linux distribution that focuses 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: 121 (84), 6 months: 127 (82), 3 months: 109 (99), 4 weeks: 98 (109), 1 week: 85 (130)

Average visitor rating: 8.69/10 from 29 review(s).


IPFire Summary
Distribution IPFire
Home Page https://www.ipfire.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ipfire.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums https://forum.ipfire.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.ipfire.org/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.ipfire.org/downloadDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.5: LWN
Where To Buy or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-10-05: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.27 Core 160
 • 2021-08-18: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.27 Core 159
 • 2021-06-21: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 157
 • 2021-03-03: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 154
 • 2020-11-16: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 152
 • 2020-09-17: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 149
 • 2020-06-06: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 145
 • 2020-02-24: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 141
 • 2020-01-09: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 139
 • 2019-11-15: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 137
 • 2019-09-04: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 135
 • 2019-05-17: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.23 Core 131
 • More IPFire releases...

  Headlines:
 •2021-02-02 IPFire to drop 32-bit support
 •2020-11-09 Tips for working with IPS
 •2020-10-14 IPFire explores IP address lookups
 •2020-08-18 IPFire publishes firewall setup tips
 •2020-08-05 IPFire explains DNS security
 •2020-07-22 IPFire publishes guide to security
 •2020-03-17 IPFire signing kernel modules
 •2020-02-18 IPFire considers WireGuard
 •2020-02-12 IPFire improves DNS options
 •2019-07-02 IPFire loses ability to accept donations
 • More IPFire headlines...

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Feature 2.27-core160 2.25-core158 2.23-core139 2.21-core130 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Feature
Release Date 2021-10-05 2021-07-19 2020-01-09 2019-04-16 2018-04-30 2016-03-05 2015-01-24 2014-04-16 2012-12-19 2011-09-17 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 400-500 300-400 200-300 190-240 170-250           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture armv6l, x86_64 armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586, x86_64 armv5tel, i586 armv5tel, i586 armv5tel, i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems                     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 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 Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2.27-core160 2.25-core158 2.23-core139 2.21-core130 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Full Package List
Package 2.27-core160 2.25-core158 2.23-core139 2.21-core130 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.5.1) 1.2.5.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.2.5.1)
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (20.45)
bash (5.1.8) 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 bash (5.1.8)
bind (9.16.21) 9.11.32 9.11.32 9.11.13 9.11.6 9.11.3 9.10.2-P4 9.9.5 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.2 bind (9.16.21)
chromium (94.0.4606.81) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (94.0.4606.81)
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.6 cups (2.3.3)
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.2.2 3.1-ESV-R3 dhcp (4.4.2-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.46.4) 1.46.3 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.42.13 1.42.6 1.42.6 1.42.6 1.41.11 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.46.4)
firefox (93.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (93.0)
freetype (2.11.0) 2.10.4 2.10.4 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 freetype (2.11.0)
gcc (11.2.0) 11.1.0 10.2.0 8.3.0 7.3.0 7.3.0 4.4.7 4.4.7 4.4.7 4.0.4 4.0.4 gcc (11.2.0)
gimp (2.10.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.28)
glibc (2.34) 2.33 2.32 2.29 2.28 2.27 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.3.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.34)
gnome-shell (41.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (41.0)
gnucash (4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.8)
gnumeric (1.12.50) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.50)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.00 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gtk (4.4.0)
httpd (2.4.51) 2.4.48 2.4.48 2.4.41 2.4.39 2.4.29 2.2.29 2.2.27 2.2.23 2.2.23 2.2.20 httpd (2.4.51)
inkscape (1.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.1.1)
k3b (21.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (21.08.2)
kmod (29) 28 28 25 25 13 13 13 -- -- -- kmod (29)
krita (4.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.4.8)
libreoffice (7.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.2.2)
linux (5.14.12) 5.10.55 4.14.232 4.14.154 4.14.103 3.14.79 3.14.57 3.10.44 3.2.48 2.6.32.45 2.6.32.45 linux (5.14.12)
Package 2.27-core160 2.25-core158 2.23-core139 2.21-core130 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (10.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.6.4)
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.0)
mesa (21.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (21.2.4)
mysql (8.0.26) -- -- -- -- -- 5.0.96 5.0.96 5.0.24a 5.0.24a 5.0.24a mysql (8.0.26)
nautilus (41.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (41.0)
NVIDIA (470.74) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (470.74)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (17)
openssh (8.8p1) 8.7p1 8.6p1 8.1p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.2p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.0p1 5.8p1 openssh (8.8p1)
openssl (3.0.0) 1.1.1l 1.1.1k 1.1.1d 1.1.1b 1.1.0h 1.0.2g 1.0.1k 0.9.8y 0.9.8x 0.9.8r openssl (3.0.0)
perl (5.34.0) 5.32.1 5.32.1 5.30.0 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 perl (5.34.0)
php (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.16 5.3.5 php (8.0.11)
plasma-desktop (5.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.23.0)
postfix (3.6.2) 3.6.2 3.6.1 3.4.8 3.4.3 3.2.4 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.6.5 2.6.5 postfix (3.6.2)
postgresql (14.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (14.0)
Python (3.10.0) 3.8.7 3.8.7 2.7.17 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.10 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 Python (3.10.0)
qt (6.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (6.2.0)
samba (4.15.0) 4.14.6 4.14.4 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.24 3.6.22 3.5.20 3.5.11 samba (4.15.0)
systemd (249.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (249.5)
thunderbird (91.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (91.2.0)
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.6i 0.8.6i vlc (3.0.16)
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.16.0)
xorg-server (1.20.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.13)

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Version: 2.25-core157
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-07-02
Votes: 3


I've been using IPFire for years.

The development team members are focused on security, and have made great strides in the recent past.

My only concern is the long term goal of incorporating systemd, which will be a show- stopper for me. At that point, I'll have to roll out another solution, such as ShoreWall, on a systemd- free distribution, such as Devuan.

For those who are unconcerned about the systemd intent, IPFire is a great long- term solution, particularly if one stays current with updates.

Excelent documentation, attention to detail and user problems. Highly recommended!


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Version: 2.25-core154
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-03-11
Votes: 3


Flashed the ARM version of IPFire 2.25 on a tiny NanoPi R1 (1Gb) which I replaced the Open-WRT that it came on the eMMC. The WAN is 1Gb and the LAN 10/100Mb which is more then enough for my home internet that is connected to a 1Gb 8 port switch. I decided not to use the builtin WiFi and purchased a TP-Link Omada AC1350 AP (PoE) for full coverage of my single floor 3000 Sqft house (AP centrally mounted). Flashing was almost easy. Really like all the functionality this has. Has a very noticble speed increase over my old Netgear router. I imagine I will be limited to installing too many add-on packages due to the NanoPi is using a ARM cpu.


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Version: 2.25-core154
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-03-11
Votes: 1


Great firewall software with many features:

* Security focused with regular updates
* Runs on low-end hardware
* Completely managed through the GUI. Almost no command-line (ssh) usage required after initial install.
* Useful collection of add-ons

I have been using this for over a year and am quite happy with it.


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