[ILUG] Firewall / iptables web interface
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Sep 13 00:52:26 IST 2005
On Tue 13 Sep 2005 00:23, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I'm quite happy with shorewall for my iptables needs (though while
> researching this I came across Firehol, which looks quite nice - but I
> digress) but I've been asked to look into a GUI firewall configuration
> tool for Linux. I know of a couple of GTK based tools e.g. Firestarter
> but apart from a webmin module, I have found nothing interesting on the
> web interface front, despite (or possibly because of :-) ) googling for
> "iptables web interface" returning > 620K hits.
> Any suggestions?
I wonder if a GUI would be any help?
What I like about shorewall is that it comes with 3 or 4 sample settings,
one or other of which will suit 95% of home users, I imagine.
I find iptables more or less unintelligible -
the only thing to be said for it is it is slightly more intelligible
than its predecessor, ipchains.
I certainly wouldn't like to set up a firewall
based on my understanding of iptables,
and I wouldn't really trust my answers to a GUI, either.
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