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IPFire

Last Update: 2018-09-05 19:34 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: 121 (74), 6 months: 136 (62), 3 months: 123 (72), 4 weeks: 125 (66), 1 week: 177 (39)

Average visitor rating: 9.24/10 from 21 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
Documentation http://wiki.ipfire.org/
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Download Mirrors http://www.ipfire.org/download
Bug Tracker http://bugtracker.ipfire.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More IPFire releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-06 IPFire updates Apache
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Feature 2.21-core123 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Feature
Release Date 2018-09-05 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 210-210 170-250           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation 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 Package Management
Release Model 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 armv5tel, i586 armv5tel, i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software 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 Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2.21-core123 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Full Package List

Full Package List:   IPFire 2.11-core65
  Number of packages: 413 (download as TXT)
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  •  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-3.14.10
  •  applejuice-0.31
  •  Archive-Tar-1.29
  •  Archive-Zip-1.16
  •  arping-2.05
  •  as86-0.16.17
  •  asterisk-1.8.13.0
  •  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-2.18
  •  bison-2.5.1
  •  bluez-libs-3.36
  •  br2684ctl
  •  bridge-utils-1.1
  •  bwm-ng-0.6
  •  bzip2-1.0.6
  •  cacti-0.8.7h
  •  calamaris-2.59
  •  capi4k-utils-2005-07-18
  •  centerim-4.22.1
  •  clamav-0.97.6
  •  client175_0.7
  •  ClientForm-0.2.9
  •  cmake-2.6.4
  •  collectd-4.10.3
  •  compat-wireless-3.0-2-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  compat-wireless-3.0-2-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  compat-wireless-3.0-2-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-linux-1.4-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  cryptodev-linux-1.4-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  cryptodev-linux-1.4-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  Crypt-PasswdMD5-1.3
  •  cups-1.4.8
  •  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-1.1.1
  •  db-4.4.20
  •  DBD-mysql-4.010
  •  DBI-1.607
  •  dbus-1.0.3
  •  ddrescue-1.12
  •  DFB++-1.0.0
  •  dhcp-4.2.2
  •  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
  •  dpfhack-0.12devel
  •  dracut-006
  •  dvdrtools-0.2.1
  •  e1000-8.0.35-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  e1000-8.0.35-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  e1000-8.0.35-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-xen
  •  e1000e-1.6.3-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  e1000e-1.6.3-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  e1000e-1.6.3-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-v2.1.6
  •  flac-1.2.1
  •  flex-2.5.35
  •  fontconfig-2.5.91
  •  foomatic-3.0-20070813
  •  fping-3.4
  •  freefont-20060126
  •  freetype-2.1.10
  •  fuse-2.8.3
  •  fw_ath9k_htc-1.3
  •  fwhits
  •  gawk-3.1.5
  •  gcc-4.1.2
  •  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-1.7.9.3
  •  glib-2.22.2
  •  glibc-2.3.6
  •  gmp-4.2.4
  •  gnump3d-3.0
  •  gnupg-1.4.5
  •  grep-2.5.1a
  •  groff-1.21
  •  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-1.0
  •  httpd-2.2.23
  •  hwdata
  •  iana-etc-2.10
  •  icecast-2.3.2
  •  icecc-0.9.7
  •  icegenerator-0.5.5-pre2
  •  iftop-0.17
  •  igb-3.2.10-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  igb-3.2.10-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  igb-3.2.10-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
  •  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-3.0b-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire
  •  kvm-kmod-3.0b-kmod-2.6.32.45-ipfire-pae
  •  l7-protocols-2009-05-10
  •  lame-3.97
  •  lcd4linux-0.11.0-svn1158-dpf
  •  lcr-1.10
  •  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
  •  libevent-2.0.13-stable
  •  libexif-0.6.21
  •  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-1.2.46
  •  libpri-1.4.10.2
  •  libsafe_2.0-16
  •  libshout-2.2.2
  •  libsigc++-2.0.17
  •  libsolv-0.0.0-0db9d7f
  •  libstatgrab-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-0.99.10.0
  •  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
  •  m4-1.4.16
  •  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-0.12.1
  •  memtest86+-4.20
  •  miau-0.6.5
  •  MIME-tools-5.502
  •  minicom-2.4
  •  minidlna-1.0.25
  •  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-0.16.5
  •  mpeg2dec-0.4.0b
  •  mpfire-ipfire
  •  mtools-3.9.10
  •  mtr-0.82
  •  mysql-5.0.24a
  •  nagios-3.0.6
  •  nagiosql-303
  •  nano-2.2.6
  •  nasm-2.10.03
  •  ncftp-3.2.1-src
  •  ncurses-5.5
  •  netcat-0.7.1
  •  Net-DNS-0.47
  •  Net-IPv4Addr-0.10
  •  netkit-telnet-0.17
  •  netpbm-10.26.46
  •  Net-Server-0.97
  •  net-snmp-5.4.2.1
  •  Net-SSLeay-1.36
  •  Net-Telnet-3.03
  •  net-tools-1.60
  •  newt-0.51.6
  •  nfs-utils-1.2.2
  •  nmap-6.01
  •  noip_updater_v1.6
  •  nrpe-2.12
  •  ntfs-3g-2011.1.15
  •  ntp-4.2.4p7
  •  nut-2.6.3
  •  oinkmaster-2.0
  •  openldap-2.3.20
  •  openmailadmin-1.0.0
  •  openssh-6.0p1
  •  openssl-0.9.8x
  •  open-vm-tools-8.4.2-261024
  •  openvpn-2.2.2
  •  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-5.3.16
  •  phpSANE-0.3.3
  •  pkg-config-0.20
  •  popt-1.10.4
  •  portmap_6.0
  •  postfix-2.6.5
  •  Pound-2.6
  •  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-2.7.3
  •  python-distutils-extra-2.25
  •  pyxattr-0.5.0
  •  qemu-0.11.1-kqemu
  •  qemu-kvm-0.15.0
  •  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-3.0.9
  •  rtorrent-0.8.6
  •  samba-3.5.20
  •  sane-1.0.22
  •  sarg-2.3.3
  •  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-5.42
  •  snort-2.9.3.1
  •  sox-12.18.1
  •  spandsp-0.0.6pre12
  •  splix-2.0.0-rc2
  •  sqlite-autoconf-3070603
  •  squid-3.1.20
  •  squidclamav-5.7
  •  squidGuard-1.4.1
  •  sshfs-fuse-2.2
  •  sslh-1.7a
  •  streamripper-1.63.5
  •  stress-1.0.4
  •  strongswan-4.6.4
  •  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
  •  tcpick-0.2.1
  •  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-2.0.18
  •  transmission-2.42
  •  tripwire-2.4.1.2
  •  tunctl
  •  tzdata
  •  udev-125
  •  Unix-Syslog-0.100
  •  unzip552
  •  URI-1.35
  •  urlgrabber-3.1.0
  •  usb-modeswitch-1.2.4
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Version: 2.21-core122
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-04
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Been using this for years now at home and have had zero issues. Would recommend.


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Version: 2.19-core120
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-30
Votes: 0


I really like IPFire as just a firewall. Runs great on old or low power hardware. No latency or loss on GbE throughputs. Atoms, Celerons or Core2Duo.

Really needs dual-WAN capability which the authors are saying is a v3 & adequate funding issue.

They recommend you set up (2) IPFires and a LTM. Seems like overkill when software can do it.

Good for advanced home or SMB work. I recommend them for people who want more control beyond a home wireless router and know how to configure them.


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Version: 2.19-core120
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-10
Votes: 2


I have used pfSense for many years until they decided not to support old hardware which doesn't have AES-NI.
Tried Sophos and was bothered by the licensing and it had too much closed source utility which cannot be uninstalled. Most of them are basicall disabled by me.
I decided to run ipfire in Hyper-V and was suprised to see the simplicity of the software and the many useful features it have. This is the best home user firewall so far. Thank you for your great work and I hope ipfire userbase will grow and the project get's more mature in the future.
Here are the areas of improvement that look forward to:
1 - IPV6 support
2 - Ability to run x86-64 version in Hyper-V

Cheers!



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