BOT - Installation


  1. download the latest BOT version if you have not already done so.
  2. copy the file BlockOutTraffic-<version>-GUI-b<buildnumber>.tar.gz to your IPCop box (by using SCP or WinSCP), /tmp/bot is probably a good location.
  3. login (ssh or Putty) into your IPCop box as root and chdir to the place where you put the archive.
  4. unpack the BOT archive with:
        tar zxvf BlockOutTraffic-<version>-GUI-b<buildnumber>.tar.gz *
  5. install BOT with:

Now BOT is installed and you can start configuring through the IPCop WebGUI.

Uninstall BOT:

  • If you have installed BOT via Addons Server, you have to remove/uninstall BOT via the IPCop WebGUI -> Addons -> Addons webpage.
  • If you have installed BOT via Standalone Installation, you have to uninstall BOT via the command line too. Login to your IPCop as root and chdir to the place where you put the BOT archive at installation and uninstall BOT with:

The BOT uninstall routine saves the current BOT config (rules, settings, custom addresses, custom services, custom interfaces, service and address groups) in /var/tmp/bot_conf/<BOT_VERSION>. Because of this, it is necessary to run the uninstall script which is shipped with the currently installed BOT version!
The next BOT installation will restore the old config (the config with highest BOT-Version).

Upgrade BOT:

  • If you currently run a BOT version older than 2.3, you have to uninstall BOT before you can install the new BOT version. Your current config will be saved (see "Uninstall BOT") and restored on the next BOT installation.
  • If you currently run BOT version 2.3 or newer, you can directly install the new BOT version (without first uninstalling). The installation routine detects the BOT installation and will automatically uninstall it before it installs BOT. The current config gets saved and restored automatically as well.

* The command will unpack the following files:

  • setup
  • uninstall
  • readme
  • readme_DE
  • version
  • uninstall_BOT
  • information
  • patch.tar.gz

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