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Configuring IPCop Firewalls by James Eaton-Lee, Barrie Dempster

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IPCop runs on a dedicated box, and it completely takes over the hard drive, so don't use a drive with anything valuable on it. It will run on old or "obsolete" hardware, such as a 386 processor, 32Mb of RAM, and 300Mb hard disk. But if you plan on using some of IPCop's features, such as the caching web proxy, or Intrusion Detection Logging, you are going to need more RAM, more disk space, and a faster processor.

At least one Network Interface Card NIC is required for the Green Interface. If you will be connecting to the Internet via a cable modem, you will need two NICs.

Once installed you don't need to have a monitor or keyboard attached to the IPCop box, as it runs as a headless server, and is administered over the ...

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