An Easier Solution To Setting Up iptables


Anyone who has ever set up iptables knows how much of a pain it can be doing it from CLI. Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE CLI but it’s a bit daunting (especially for beginners) to set up iptables without some sort of GUI.

Enter FirewallBuilder

Firewall Builder is a GUI firewall configuration and management tool that supports iptables (netfilter), ipfilter, pf, ipfw, Cisco PIX (FWSM, ASA) and Cisco routers extended access lists. Both network administrators and hobbyists managing firewalls with policies more complex that is allowed by simple web based UI can simplify management tasks with the application. The program runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows and Mac OS X and can manage both local and remote firewalls.

There are many guides for getting started with FirewallBuilder on the FirewallBuilder site. Here is a basic HowTo page, and Here is the “Firewall Builder Cookbook.”

I hope you guys enjoy the program and make sure to leave your comments on this program or other programs you have used to configure iptables.

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