[CentOS] Iptables front-end

Jordi Espasa Clofent jordi.listas at multivia.com
Wed Nov 29 17:25:37 UTC 2006

Aleksandar Milivojevic escribió:
> There's this system-config-security-level GUI application that is part
> of distribution.  However it provides only very very very basic
> functionality.  You can only specify ports to open (and than all
> traffic on those ports is allowed, both incomming and forwarded), and
> select trusted interfaces (all traffic comming from them is allowed). 
> It doesn't even support NAT (AFAIK).  For very simple firewall it may
> suffice.
> There are much better 3rd party GUI interfaces, ranging from simple
> (for managing single firewall), to medium (managing multiple
> firewalls, but each separately) to complex (for managing multiple
> firewalls (and everything else security related) by using high level
> abstractions).  Some I can think of, in no particular order would be:
>  - fwbuilder: http://www.fwbuilder.org/
>  - firestarter: http://www.fs-security.com/
>  - integrated secure communications system: http://iscs.sourceforge.net/
Yes. I already know the firt and the second. The third is new for me;
I'll look into.
> And of course, if you are not affraid of command line, you can always
> use firewall editors such as ed, vi, emacs or any other fine tool
> available out there (there's too many to choose from).
I totally agree with you. Before to use the friendly front-ends I
learned about it with the classic way: man pages+shell editor (vi
> I'm sure folks on the list will have many many more suggestions.
Of course! All will be welcomed!

Jordi Espasa Clofent

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