LinuxLock.org: Interview with Rick Johnson of PMFirewallMar 30, 2000, 15:07 (4 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Christopher J Carella for this link. ]
"A few months ago when I was asked to design a firewalling strategy for a local consulting company, I proposed that I would use Linux to create a low cost firewalling solution. Everyone loved the idea from the Techs who understood the power of linux, to the business men who saw the bottom dollar to the clients who loved to hear that buzzword "Linux". So, I set out and studied all I could about IPCHAINS and firewalling in the 2.2x Kernel. After writing some custom firewalling rules over and over again, I came across PMFirewall. PMFirewall is a script that asks you what services you need and which ones you want blocked out; it then uses your selections to create an ipchains ruleset. This was the perfect firewalling solution because it was easy to adapt the firewall rules to different networks. PMFirewall is a script that creates a ruleset for IPCHAINS for dual nic machines. The following is an email interview I conducted with Rick Johnson, the creator of PMFirewall."
"LinuxLock: What were you goals with PMFirewall? Why did you make it?
"LinuxLock: How many developers were involved with PMFIREWALL? And was there beta testers or people submitting bugs?