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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Why IPCop?

When evaluating IPCop for use within our environment, we should look at the functionality it provides, which is evident from the feature list that we have just seen. Then, we need to determine if it will be the most effective solution for our network. Generally for a small to medium sized network IPCop is extremely beneficial and can simplify network administration greatly. However, for very large networks where we have a variety of segments all interconnecting with varying mechanisms we may find IPCop inadequate. It's important to figure out how exactly our network will fit together and then choose IPCop if there is a role it could fit in to. For the SOHO network this may be a very simple topology and may require little thought. In ...

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