Just wanted to ask , if IPCop is dead ?
last stable version was released 3 years ago.
Yes, for all intensive purposes it is.
It's really sad.
I've had quite a few installations of Ipcop but it's time to move on after so many years of no new releases and updates.
I've already updated most of the installations to pfsense and the reason I'm here is that tonight I'm updating my own install at last.
Probably going with pfsense but I might try ipfire for a bit just to see how it is.
I just wanted to check one last time whether there were any news regarding Ipcop.
Over the last few years I've grown annoyed with Ipcop's lack of good backup/restore procedure
Can't restore config without having the key backed up too and the lack of proper support of flash drives (who the hell still uses floppies?!)
I had to do at least 4 complete re-installs and configurations from scratch, and it gets tedious when you have couple dozen or more of firewall rules.
But the worse is the lack of support for new hardware.
Hardware has become cheap, powerful, and more energy efficient. It's so easy to build a fast, quiet, and cheap box but what's the use when you can't get the on-board nic working.
Besides, I consider any software that's not seen and update or a new release in more than 6 months to be abandoned, neglected, or mismanaged. It goes doubly for security software.
Time to move on.