Linked by Niall C. Brady on Tue 3rd Feb 2004 20:17 UTC
Linux For those that don't already know, smoothwall is a very slick and easy way to setup a firewall/nat/dhcp server (and more) at home or in a small office very quickly even on old computer equipment. I have used Smoothwall 1.0 in the past and liked its features (although at the time, I did have a problem with Snort failing to start after I updated the software with some fixes...). It served on an old Pentium II 400mhz machine with two NICs inside (network cards). One was the 'green' interface (more about that later) and the other was the 'red' interface. I used that setup for quite a few months, mainly because I wanted to see what alternatives there were to hardware based firewalls (such as DLink gateways/firewalls) that I had been using.
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by William on Tue 3rd Feb 2004 20:50 UTC IPCop is a fork of the last GPL release of Smoothwall (1.0) and it seems to have all the features detailed in the article. I use IPCop with a pentium 75 and it runs like a dream.

The IPCop team is working on some interesting stuff for the next release. Moving from being based on Redhat to Linux from Scratch, wireless support (blue interface) and traffic shaping are notable.