The main trick in setting up IPCop, after, of course, you've found an old Intel/AMD/Cyrix/Via/whichever machine that still runs, is securing a couple of compatible Ethernet cards... check cards against the IPCop Hardware Compatibility List before you buy 'em!
You can download it here... we prefer the ISO version you can burn to a bootable CD-ROM, it's called "ipcop-1.4.18-install-cd.i386.iso"
Check out the documentation before you start, and definately take soem time to check out the laundry list of
IPCop Add Ons you can use to customize your IPCop installation with various filters, servers and (sweet!) OpenVPN.
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