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The Web Interface

The IPFire Web User Interface (also called web interface or webUI) is a frontend to configure IPFire. It provides an easy way to access all settings, install and configure add-ons and view logs as well as graphical reports.

The first step to start configuring IPFire is to login to the web user interface.

The web user interface is split into areas of configuration, status and logs.


The System section is where basic settings of the operating system can be viewed and modfied.


In this section graphs and status reports on many parts of the system can be found.

System Cpu load and usage graphs
Memory Memory and swap usage
Services Shows current services status and process memory usage.
Media Temperature, HDD and media status including S.M.A.R.T.
Network (external) Traffic and configurations for EXTERNAL network
Network (internal) Traffic and configuration info for INTERNAL network
Network (other) Gateway and firewall statistics
OpenVPN Clients stats OpenVPN Client Statistics
Hardware Graphs Onboard and HDD temperature sensor statistics
Connections IP open connections table.
Net-Traffic Detailed IP traffic stats


Here, all settings for the network are located. This section offers options to configure the Advanced Proxy and other tools with an easy to use graphical user interface.

Web Proxy Server The Advanced Proxy Server can be configured here. There are several plugins for the proxy, such as the URL Filter and Update Accelerator
DHCP Server Automatically assign IP addresses for new internal Clients (Required for most installations)
Captive Portal Our captive portal is a web page which appears to new connected users before they are able to connect to your network.
The Connection Scheduler is able to disconnect and reconnect the red connection at given times or change the connection profile itself.
Edit Hosts Assign names to Clients so you can access them by name, instead of only using an IP address (internal DNS)
Static routes Configure access to network routed subnets. Connect to orange or blue interface.
Aliases You can add your public IP addresses of your IPFire here.
DNS Server Set the DNS server for your red interface, useful if your red0 interface doesn't use DHCP.
DNS forwarding Forward requests for certain domains to a specified domain name server.
Assign MAC Address Change the MAC address on red0. Useful for cable modems and other equipment that binds to a specific MAC address.
Wake On LAN Power up computers which are configured for Wake on LAN.
Bridge-Green-Blue Combine green and blue to form one logical network
Network modes Explanation of the network modes a zone can run


IPSec Developed to make general TCP/IP more secure.
OpenVPN In here, the configuration of roadwarrior and network-to-network connection are explained, furthermore, there are quite a few enhancements and information on the topic of OpenVPN.
Dynamic DNS Used to reach a dynamic IP address using a DynDNS name.
The Time Server Synchronize IPFire to an external time source, then serve time to LAN clients via NTP.
Quality of Service Grant specified bandwidth for specific services, like VoIP or game traffic.
Intrusion Detection System Analyze network traffic, looking for potential intrusions.
ExtraHD Quickly and easily mount additional internal and external hard drives.


Access to Blue The access to the Internet over WLAN can be granted at Access to Blue.
IP-Tables iptables are the tables provided by the Linux kernel firewall (implemented as different Netfilter modules) and the chains and rules it stores. Different kernel modules and programs are currently used for different protocols.


At the beginning of the section “IPFire” you can find the menupoint Pakfire in your sidebar. In the left column, all available Addons can be found. Already installed addons are located in the right column. The addons Samba, Tripwire and Mpfire have an own Webgui to configure and control them in the sidebar.


Here you can find a graphical or textbased overview of the logfiles:

configuration/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/08 17:50 by Carlo Fusco