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Open Source Firewall IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93 is out now

IPFire is a Linux based distribution which acts as a Firewall and Router. It is a free and open source project, simply download and install it to protect your local network from attacks and intruders. It is easy to configure and a very lightweight distribution. This firewall operating system is enterprise ready so you can deploy it in small to large scale organizations. It has hardened security features as compared to other available alternatives and can be configured within 15~20 minutes.  The most recent release IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93 has been made available for download now, Let’s see how we can install it.

Installing IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93

First of all download the ISO image for this latest version from following URL.

Download IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93

Once the download process is complete, burn it to DVD or create bootable USB and boot your system using this. Here is the very first screen you should see when booting the ISO of IPFire.  From here, choose “Install IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93” .


Select your language for this new installation from next step.

IPFire Language

Click “Start installation” from here.

IPFire Installation

Accept the license agreement and click “Ok”.

IPFire License

Select the hard disk to install this distribution on and choose “Delete all data”.


That’s it, the installation process is in progress now, It will hardly take couple of minutes.

IPFire Installation

As soon as the installation is over, it will ask you to reboot your system and configure network. Once netwok has been configured successfully, then you will be able to access the web interface for this firewall distro using http://localhost:444 or http://IP:444. Replace IP with the actual IP address  you assigned to your this new system.

IPFire Install complete

As soon as it is back up after reboot, it will let you configure hostname for your new installation.

IPFire Hostname

Specify root password for  your new Linux installation on the next step.

IPFire Root

Specify the password for IPFire administrator user on this step.

IPFire Administration

It’s the last step, configure network from here and start using your web based firewall to manage your network infrastructure.

IPFire Network


This is a feature rich firewall distribution; you can trust it to protect your network. It is similar to IPCop firewall but with high number of users all across the globe, try it out today. Hope you will find it pretty easy to configure, it costs you nothing.

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