Because we’re setting all our hope on IPFire 3 and we like the new forum here!
In comparison to others, it’s quite more often and faster updated, but why just using one distro if you may use more? I have devices running endian also.
Also when you have to define your root password and your entry doesn’t match the installer says so, quits after about 1 seconds and the system reboots. After that the system can’t boot from its installation. Great thing!
I will take this as a compliment. We are normally spending a lot of time and are having log debates on how to make the UI as intuitive as possible. Because if we were just converting every setting in a config file into a checkbox, then it probably would be easier to just edit the configuration file.
This is something I appreciate coming from opnsense. Ipfire is just easier to understand and the data I desire is in my face. Opnsense is a really ally great option and very powerful but there is something to be said for the simplicity you offer in ipfire. Things just flow and make sense.
Was working on P3-based Celeron with not that much RAM (i’ve uprgraded after the blog post recommending to switch to 64bits),
I’ve tried IPcop, OPNSense and Zeroshell as well, but I prefer IPFire for the reasons above. With the time, I noticed that I haven’t had any bug in 3 years despite the numerous updates.
A couple of years ago I used pfSense for awhile and liked it a lot. At the time it had some advantages over ipfire in the IPS. For example, more customizations and it would save and retain ruleset customizations between ruleset updates. But the interface was harder to navigate and understand. IPFire had advanges with ease of use and Update Accelerator. There were some features that each had that the other didn’t but I didn’t use many of them so for me, it was a wash. What it came down to was a more intuitive UI. Both performed well and both were very effective firewalls. It comes down to personal preference IMO.
Impressive collection of add-on that allows me to use IPFire as Like
NAS (samba) + all network ports in an L2 bridge + STP
N2N between locations + rsync for off site backup. I never/ever had a problem with N2N -> I simply forgot how many years are since I powered that up
Guardian that blocks every brute force attempt
CUPS running for years (same like N2N - I forgot how many years are since it runs)
And an enthusiastic team of people that added fucntionalities like Pi-Hole to IPFire, own Certificate Authority (that is now used on all IPFire I use), and last but not least the forum where I can find many ideas and solutions for things I need.
And all of that in APU boxes - low power comsumption, SSD based, great response speed…