[clug-talk] IPcop Usage
kanderson at digital-adrenaline.com
Mon Jul 30 19:28:19 PDT 2007
If you're using Squid, and you should, you'll need lots of RAM.
From: Jon [mailto:me at jonwatson.ca]
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 1:53 PM
To: linux at benneb.ca; CLUG General
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] IPcop Usage
I've only messed with IPCop and discarded in in favour of Shorewall, but
I can comment on the memory thing. We generally implement things in
VMWare virtual machines and I believe the existing IPCop VM 'applicance'
is configured with only 64MB. That's sufficient to run IPCop proper with
a variety of plugins, Snort included.
Based on that, I would think that your hardware specs would be more than
sufficient. That's based on some rudimentary exploration and no real
I'm sure that you're seeing 200MB in use because of how Linux uses
memory and not because IPCop actually needs it. I am curious about your
ratio of main mem to swap, though. I know there are many schools of
thought on this, but almost all of them see more swap than main mem
which seems to be the opposite of your configuration.
If you're VMWare savvy and want a rapid deployment too assess it, you
can get a variety of IPCop VMs here:
Neil Bower wrote:
> I'm looking for feedback from people using IPcop to get a comparision
> of the differences in usage.
> What hardware specs are you using for IPcop? (ie processor specs and
> amount of
> If you are using additional modules or add-ons to the base install,
> what are they?
> How much memory is your system using including swap?
> What is your basic usage for this box? (ie home network, small office,
> large office, supporting mail, web sites, number of users, etc.)
> I have an Intel 1.60GHz with 256Mb of memory plus 32Mb of swap.
> Running a base install with snort, I'm using about 200Mb of memory.
> This box is for personal use - no web services, no e-mail, etc.
> Any feedback is welcomed.
> Neil B.
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