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Tomoto vs. Ipcop ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by numbers10, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. numbers10

    numbers10 Guest

    I am wondering how Tomato compares to Ipcop? I have looked here and at one of the Ipcop forums but have not found anything.

    I'm running Ipcop now but have WRT54GL and am thinking on switching them when I reconfigure my network.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

  2. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    You obviously already knows it has similar features and yet is ALOT GREENER and QUIETER ===> Saves a heck of ALOT of electricity!!!
  3. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    The thing that Ipcop (and other PC based routers) over Tomato is that you get transparent proxy and thus URL logging and filtering. Tomato also lacks a URL whitelist function.
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member


    Any hardware router (your WRT, for example) is on 4th OSI level and could not surpass this limit. So, ther router is on Transport Layer.

    But a full-grown computer could reach (router function+OTHERS) layer 7 (Application layer) making him a more complex machinery.

    Practical usage:

    A WRT reach appox. 5 W of energy and this low limit is not seen though hundreds of computers running IP-COP (gallery).
  5. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Good summaries!

    I use both on different networks. I like them both...have a preference for Tomato (functionality, interface, low power, silent, I/O) but appreciate the flexibility of IPCop.

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