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IPFire Linux Firewall Now Supports exFAT, pe

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IPFire 2.27 Core Update 161 has been released as a new maintenance update to the hardened open-source GNU/Linux distro that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. The release brings exFAT support to IPFire and boosts the intrusion prevention system's performance.

BPF-Based Linux Firewall "bpfilter" Shows Impressive Performance Potential

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Generating much excitement back in 2018 was bpfilter for the potential to better Linux's firewall and packet filtering by making it more robust and performance. Recently work on this BPF-based firewall solution was renewed and the performance potential over iptables and nftables is looking very good for the future with more feature work planned around new matches and targets, containers integration, in-place upgrades support, privilege separation, and BPF code optimization support.

Firewall and Load Balancer Combination

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When if comes to maintaining a network with mulitiple high availability servers load balancing can become a critical issue. Load balancing not only offers the ability to distribute a large number of requests over multiple servers, but can . . .

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