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IPCop v1.4.21 Installation Manual

Pete Walker

Harry Goldschmitt

Stephen Pielschmidt

IPCop is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

This software is supplied AS IS. IPCop disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. IPCop assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

Revision History
Revision 1.4 16 June 2009 eo
Update text to version 1.4.21. Fix dead links and typos.
Revision 1.3 19 September 2004 pw, hg, sp
1.4.0 Changes.
Revision 1.2.1 31 October 2003 hg
Change URLs to point to 1.3.0 Administration Manual.
Revision 1.2 1 April 2003 hg
Rel 1.3 changes, new languages, additional LILO troubleshooting information.
Revision 1.1 20 December 2002 hg
Rel 1.2 Changes, including restore during install.
Revision 1.0 01 January 2002 hg
Original version.

Table of Contents

1. Features
2. Overview
3. Acknowledgements
1. Preparing to install
1.1. Upgrading from IPCop 1.2.0 or Greater
1.2. Decide On Your Configuration
1.2.1. Network Interfaces
1.2.2. Network Configurations
1.2.3. Network Configuration Types
1.2.4. Connecting to the Internet or External Network
1.2.5. Decide On Your Local Network Address(es)
1.3. Gather information on Your Hardware
1.4. Prepare the IPCop PC
1.5. Decide Upon and Prepare the Installation Media
1.5.1. Creating the CD
1.5.2. Mounting the ISO Image
1.5.3. Creating Floppy Disks From Images
1.5.4. Making The Installation File Available
2. Booting the IPCop Installation Media
2.1. Installing From Bootable CD or Bootable Floppy and CD
2.2. Installing From Floppy and Web Server or FTP
2.3. Booting from PXE
2.3.1. Update the card boot agent
2.3.2. Installing a TFTP server
2.3.3. Configure a DHCP server
2.3.4. Troubleshooting
3. Initial Configuration
4. After Installation
4.1. Choose Your Default Kernel Configuration
4.1.1. Changing the Default Configuration
4.2. Test Your Access to IPCop
4.3. Optionally, Remove Unneeded Hardware
A. Quick Home Networking Overview
A.1. Wiring
A.1.1. Only one computer on GREEN, BLUE or ORANGE
A.1.2. Multiple Computer Networks
A.2. IP Addressing
A.2.1. Format of an Address
A.2.2. Networks
A.2.3. Network Address Classes
A.2.4. Private Address Ranges
B. Troubleshooting During The Install
B.1. Hidden Console Screens
B.2. Loss of the Root Password
C. Creating Flash Based IPCop Systems
C.1. Why Run a Flash Based System?
C.2. Other CF Resources
C.3. Task Overview
C.4. CF Installation Steps
C.4.1. Obtain the Target Machine
C.4.2. Install IPCop On a Staging Machine
C.4.3. Get mkflash and Associated Files
C.4.4. Upload mkflash
C.4.5. Run mkflash
C.4.6. Write the Compact Flash
C.4.7. Install Your New Image and Boot
C.4.8. Run the setup Command
C.5. Backing Up Your Compact Flash Using ssh
D. GNU Free Documentation License
D.1. 0. Preamble
D.2. 1. Applicability and Definitions
D.3. 2. Verbatim Copying
D.4. 3. Copying In Quantity
D.5. 4. Modifications
D.6. 5. Combining Documents
D.7. 6. Collections of Documents
D.8. 7. Aggregation With Independent Works
D.9. 8. Translation
D.10. 9. Termination
D.11. 10. Future Revisions of This License

List of Tables

1.1. NIC Requirements
1.2. Media required for different installation methods