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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Checking the Status of Our IPCop Firewall

Part of our management procedures should include monitoring of the IPCop firewall in order to ensure that CPU load, memory usage, network throughput, etc., maintain healthy levels. It is an extremely important role of the system administrator to establish a baseline for his or her systems in order to be able to identify abnormalities—many intrusions and hardware failures are first noticed by a drop (or rise) in network activity or CPU load.

Checking the Status of Our IPCop Firewall

The basic status screen allows us to view a number of basic system statistics before we inspect more detailed graphs of the statistics for the lifetime of the firewall. ...

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