IPFire in itself is basically a security platform (with firewall and router), which easily can be expanded and/or hardened with Addons.
Start easy with a small home server with the basic features and then upgrade it quickly with many more useful features.
SO: Start with an easy and fast installed secure firewall and extend it to your needs.
The tool that makes this possible is called Pakfire.
The IPFire developers built Pakfire with the goal to simplify the installation of addons or updates (that are often required) - within just a few mouse clicks.
Please find some additional information for the Addons below:
Currently we are offering two different groups of addons:
After an installation of IPFire, choose this to get tested and stable Addons with no significant errors (So far
The testing part includes all addons available, sometimes not tested, nor stable. There could be many reasons for this status: For example, the developers might have no equipment available to test. To install one of these addons, some manual intervention
may be required. Be a hero - test it and let us know.
You can find a list of selected addons below. Or take a look to the List of all Addons!
addon offers a fast file server for Windows or heterogeneous networks.
server offers the possibility to share files over the network.
is a standard, open source, printing system over the network.
Voice over IP
analyzes Snort-files and ssh-Logfiles and blocks the Source IP (so the IDS can be upgraded to an IPS).
is a Host-Based IDS System, t.m. it monitors local changes.
is a Commandline Auditing Tool for a local scan of system and software.
with Cryptsetup and the Kernel Module “dmcrypt”, is it possible to create encrypted devices.
) VPN access through PPTP.
With mdadm is it possible to create software RAID
Bittorrent Client for ncurses written in C++ : it's small and fast.
allows you to scan documents via the network with a webinterface.
virtualization for guest OSses in IPFire - 64bit hardware and Hyper-V is recommended.
is a backup solution for IPFire (no regular IPFire addon!!!).
is a tool to monitor APC's Uninterupted Power Supplies (UPS).
Network UPS Tools.
a bouncer for the IRC
Reverse proxy and load balancer.
IPFire as a Tftpd server.
Extension of IPFire´s Side menus (not a regular IPFire Addon!!
Backup solution with webinterface (not a regular IPFire Addon!!!
Tool for visualization of network data with RRDtool and SNMP.
powerful tool for the monitoring of complex IT infrastructures.
EGroupware is a powerful communication solution for companies and groups (not a regular IPFire Addon!!!
Paravirtualization of guest operating system
General purpose Nagios/Icinga plugin for retrieving data
A graffical analysis tool for proxy reports, which can be used over the webinterface.
Some tools to optimize your network and for trouble shooting
test your network speed (LAN
is a versatile (and very mighty) ip/port scanner - see: http://nmap.org
for further details
is a tool to watch and control your network connections
is a realtime bandwidth monitor
is a network tool used to follow your packets through the internet
combines the functions of traceroute and ping in one tool
is a libpcap based textmode sniffer for TCP streams
works like ping, but can be used eg. for scanning of complete networks
In this category you will find some shell Addons:
is a lightweight IM client for Linux
is a process viewer, like top but cooler
the good old Midnight Commander; an easy to use file manager
is a text editor, much easier to use than VI
is an enhanced FTP
client that can automate many of the login steps
is a snmp implementation amd more advanced than the basic snmpd
is a file copying and backup utility
is a GPL
server for UNIX systems, including Linux
is a simple multicast routing daemon based on mrouted
grabs information and displays it on an external liquid crystal display
This category describes everything about the virtualization of IPFire.