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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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The Benefits of Building on Stable Components

IPCop could very well be developed as an add-on to an operating system in the way that Shorewall is an application to be installed on a Linux system or ISA server on a Windows system, making it an application you install over your existing setup. You would then be left with the maintenance of the system underlying the software package.

The disadvantage of this is that if your server's purpose is only to be a firewall for your network you would be required to have an adequate basic understanding of the Linux operating system in order to get the software installed and if you want it to perform well you would have to configure both the operating system and IPCop itself. However, since IPCop installs as ...

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