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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Chapter 2. Introduction to IPCop

Before we look at how we use IPCop, we need to first look at the background of IPCop and the tools it is built with. We also need to look at the licenses those tools are distributed under, and therefore the IPCop license. This chapter will be less beneficial for those who would like to get straight to the installation and configuration and already know the background of open-source software, the GPL, and Linux. We will, however, also look at the reasons to choose IPCop in this chapter and the unique features it has, which will be useful when deciding whether to or how to deploy IPCop. It is, therefore, extremely important.

Free and Open Source Software

Many people might have heard of several common types of software, ...

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