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    Default FirewallBuilder

    Has anyone use this on a firewall\router server and got it to work?

    Regards
    Reuseven

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    Default Re: FirewallBuilder

    I haven't used this one, but I've looked at similar in the past.

    Bottom line, YMMV with every implementation, what is promised often is more than what is delivered.

    Also,
    1. Note that if you use an IP Tables manager different than YAST, you'll need to get help elsewhere than these forums.
    2. If you try Firewall Builder and find that it really works to your satisfaction, report back here! - Like I said, it's hard to find solutions like that, that really work.
    3. When I evaluate projects like this, before I invest too much time my preliminary eval includes the following
    - Determine how active the project is,
    - Project history should show patches, improvements and their dates
    - Support forums and mail list activity can indicate usage and types of outstanding issues, friendliness of support
    - Is there a pre-built image, eg liveCD or virtual machine?
    4. How old is the project? I often use "young" projects, but I feel most open source don't become mature into well into their second if not third year of existence.
    5. There are some additional things I would look at when considering this type of app, eg How secure is it? Although it might only be a configurator, if it also does monitoring, is it secure?

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Default Re: FirewallBuilder

    Is this the one you are looking at http://www.fwbuilder.org/?

    If so, I agree it really looks interesting. However, if you follow their link to the support over at Source Forge, then select Home there, they say that they've stopped development http://sourceforge.net/projects/fwbuilder/. So it seems that the last version will stay at the July 3rd 2013 edition unless someone else take over the task.


    dayfinger

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    Default Re: FirewallBuilder

    > Is this the one you are looking at http://www.fwbuilder.org/?
    >
    > If so, I agree it really looks interesting. However, if you follow their
    > link to the support over at Source Forge, then select Home there, they
    > say that they've stopped development
    > http://sourceforge.net/projects/fwbuilder/. So it seems that the last
    > version will stay at the July 3rd 2013 edition unless someone else take
    > over the task.
    >
    >
    > dayfinger


    Looks like an attempt to recreate Checkpoint's GUI for iptables.
    Maybe they got a cease and desist notice? Too bad looked promising.


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