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IPFire

Last Update: 2018-11-27 08:11 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: 125 (74), 6 months: 126 (69), 3 months: 143 (67), 4 weeks: 125 (66), 1 week: 141 (47)

Average visitor rating: 9.21/10 from 24 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:
 • 2018-10-15: 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
 • 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
 • More IPFire releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-06 IPFire updates Apache
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 2.21-core125 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Feature
Release Date 2018-11-26 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) 190-240 170-250           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-core125 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Full Package List
Package 2.21-core125 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 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 (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.5) 9.11.5 9.11.3 9.10.2-P4 9.9.5 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.2 bind (9.13.5)
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (71.0.3578.98)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.0.4 1.7.0 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.6 cups (2.2.10)
dhcp (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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (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 (1.44.4)
firefox (64.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (64.0)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 7.3.0 4.4.7 4.4.7 4.4.7 4.0.4 4.0.4 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.27 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.3.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gtk+ (3.24.2)
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.35 2.4.29 2.2.29 2.2.27 2.2.23 2.2.23 2.2.20 httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.12.0)
kmod (25) 25 13 13 13 -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.9) 4.14.72 3.14.79 3.14.57 3.10.44 3.2.48 2.6.32.45 2.6.32.45 linux (4.19.9)
Package 2.21-core125 2.19-core120 2.17-core99 2.15-core86 2.13-core76 2.11-core65 2.9-core52 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.11)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (18.3.1)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- 5.0.96 5.0.96 5.0.24a 5.0.24a 5.0.24a mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (415.18)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.8p1 7.6p1 7.2p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.0p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0i 1.1.0h 1.0.2g 1.0.1k 0.9.8y 0.9.8x 0.9.8r openssl (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.0) 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.3.0) -- -- 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.27 5.3.16 5.3.5 php (7.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.4)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.1 3.2.4 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.6.5 2.6.5 postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.10 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.12.0)
samba (4.9.3) 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.25 3.6.24 3.6.22 3.5.20 3.5.11 samba (4.9.3)
systemd (239) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (60.3.3)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.6i 0.8.6i vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.3)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.2
from 24 review(s)



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Version: 2.21-core124
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-25
Votes: 0


This distro is by far the best firewall/vpn/gateway appliance to setup and configure.
I've been using it since 2014 without any major issues. Lately, i've gone as far as virtualizing it on VMware for easier backup/restore.

The OpenVPN setup is the easiest and most intuitive to work with. I've tried pfsense and OpnSense, and found them very difficult to get up and running, when compared to ipfire.



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Version: 2.21-core124
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-11-01
Votes: 0


Using ipfire for more than five years and up today without any problems. My ipfire-system is installed on an Intel Atom board, using three Ethernet networks (green, blue and red). An orange network is configured, but not been used regulary.
I have to admit, that I shutdown my firewall at about midnight and restart it in the following early morning.


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Version: 2.21-core123
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-11
Votes: 1


Efficace, performant, et pertinent.
Les addon sont un plus indispensables

Seul bémol j'ai regretté l'absence d'astuce à l'installation qui m'a permuté une carte wifi en interface RED en lieu et place de l'interface BLUE qui s'est vue affectée une carte réseau PCIe

Hormis ce petit soucis l'ensemble en fait un firewall efficace
Je recommande absolument


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