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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Chapter 5. Basic IPCop Usage

Now that we have covered the installation of the IPCop firewall and several situations in which we would want to deploy it, we can discuss how to administer and operate an IPCop firewall. Assuming that the installation has been successful, a default IPCop installation presents us with a web interface. The web interface allows us to configure the firewall via any web browser, and is (by default) enabled only for clients on the Green, internal interface.

The web server runs on port 445 (for HTTPS traffic) by default, although these ports can be altered; the port is different from the commonly used/allocated port (443). It should be noted that accessing the web interface using this port will yield a certificate popup—this ...

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