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IPFire

Last Update: 2020-09-17 18:57 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: 112 (92), 6 months: 125 (88), 3 months: 131 (77), 4 weeks: 115 (76), 1 week: 109 (76)

Average visitor rating: 9.36/10 from 36 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/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.ipfire.org/download
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.5: LWN
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2019-02-06: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.21 Core 127
 • 2018-10-15: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.21 Core 124
 • 2018-07-30: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.21 Core 122
 • 2018-04-30: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 120
 • 2018-01-04: Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 117
 • More IPFire releases...

  Headlines:
 •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
 •2019-03-26 IPFire's proactive packet filtering
 •2017-10-06 IPFire updates Apache
 • More IPFire headlines...

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Feature 2.25-core149 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 2020-09-17 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 200-300 200-300 190-240 170-250           Image Size (MB)
Free Download 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 Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire pakfire Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture 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 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 Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2.25-core149 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 2.25-core149 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 (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.3.2) 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 (1.2.3.2)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 bash (5.0)
bind (9.17.5) 9.11.21 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 (9.17.5)
chromium (85.0.4183.102) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (85.0.4183.102)
cups (2.3.3) 2.2.2 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) 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)
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 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 (1.45.6)
firefox (80.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (80.0.1)
freetype (2.10.2) 2.7.1 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 (2.10.2)
gcc (10.2.0) 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 (10.2.0)
gimp (2.10.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.20)
glibc (2.32) 2.32 2.29 2.28 2.27 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.3.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.32)
gnome-shell (3.38.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.38.0)
gnucash (4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.1)
gnumeric (1.12.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.48)
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.00 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.23) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gtk (3.24.23)
httpd (2.4.46) 2.4.46 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 (2.4.46)
inkscape (1.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.0.1)
k3b (20.08.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (20.08.1)
kmod (27) 26 25 25 13 13 13 -- -- -- kmod (27)
krita (4.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.3.0)
libreoffice (7.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.0.1)
linux (5.8.10) 4.14.184 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 (5.8.10)
Package 2.25-core149 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 (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.5.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.5.5)
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.24.1)
mesa (20.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (20.1.8)
mysql (8.0.21) -- -- -- -- 5.0.96 5.0.96 5.0.24a 5.0.24a 5.0.24a mysql (8.0.21)
nautilus (3.38.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.38.0)
NVIDIA (450.66) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (450.66)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (15)
openssh (8.3p1) 8.3p1 8.1p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.2p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.0p1 5.8p1 openssh (8.3p1)
openssl (1.1.1g) 1.1.1g 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 (1.1.1g)
perl (5.32.0) 5.30.0 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 (5.32.0)
php (7.4.10) -- -- -- -- 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.16 5.3.5 php (7.4.10)
plasma-desktop (5.19.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.19.5)
postfix (3.5.7) 3.5.6 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 (3.5.7)
postgresql (12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.4)
Python (3.8.5) 3.8.1 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 (3.8.5)
qt (5.15.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.15.1)
samba (4.12.6) 3.6.25 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 (4.12.6)
systemd (246) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (246)
thunderbird (78.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (78.2.2)
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.6i 0.8.6i vlc (3.0.11.1)
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.2)
xorg-server (1.20.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.9)

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Version: 2.25-core148
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-09-08
Votes: 1


Excellent distro, the best for installing updates (Windows and Linux) and not slowing down Wan. Plus a good way to control QoS bandwidth using fqCodel, which is best for this in my opinion. Few software does its job well without generating excessive consumption of resources. Well done.


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Version: 2.25-core141
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-02-26
Votes: 16


I have always been proud that this distro exists and I will never regret using it. Thank you for making it available to the Linux community!


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Version: 2.23-core139
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-02-23
Votes: 17


Best Firewall for front end to PC's running Linux or Windows.


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