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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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Chapter 4. Installing IPCop

Now that we have covered some basic networking and firewalling principles and are aware of the features that IPCop allows us to leverage, we can look at how to install the firewall. IPCop can be installed in a variety of ways, but using a CDROM (sometimes with an accompanying floppy disk) is the simplest and most common method. Therefore, we shall look at this installation method with a fairly detailed walk-through and in later sections we shall talk about the options we have for more advanced installations, such as installing over a network and debugging the installation procedure.

Hardware Requirements

IPCop has very modest minimum hardware requirements and is designed to be used on common PC hardware. Our main issue ...

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