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Getting Started With Firewall Builder

Feb 27, 2009, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

""Both professional 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.

"Firewall Builder is packaged with most Linux distributions. If the package is not available in the base distribution, it usually can be found in "extras". You need to install package that has supporting API library libfwbuilder and package fwbuilder that contains Firewall Builder GUI and policy compilers. You can use your favorite package management tool sucn as yum, apt-get or aptitude to find and install them. On FreeBSD and OpenBSD Firewall Builder is part of ports, you can find it in /usr/ports/security/fwbuilder.

"If the OS you are using does not come with pre-built binary fwbuilder package, you can always build it yourself using our online installation instructions. Pre-built binary packages and source code tar.gz archives can be downloaded from from this page."

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