Feature changed by: Divan Santana (divansantana7)
Feature #310664, revision 14
Title: package shorewall in an openSUSE repository
Requested by: Divan Santana (divansantana7)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
openSUSE is a great open source community linux distribution.
One thing I miss which other distros have, is that the shorewall
firewall packages are not available in any repositories.
It would be great if shorewall was packaged and available in a
repository. Yes one can install this from http://shorewall.net
is not really the ideal way of doing things.
Shorewall is a powerful easy to use high level firewall program which
many use as their primary firewall program. Please could this be
packaged and available in an openSUSE repo for 11.4 .
#1: John Andrsen (icebike) (2010-10-04 21:05:28)
I would also like to see this.
The great documentaion, active enhancement, user support mailing list
and ipv6 support in Shorewall is first class.
#2: Andrew Holt (andrew8449) (2010-10-05 20:15:17)
I'm a big fan of shorewall and its power! ;)
Its would be great to see it added to opensuse.
#3: Alexandr Mityunin (xandry) (2010-10-10 08:39:11)
shorewall for 11.4 in user repository:
#4: Divan Santana (divansantana7) (2010-10-12 23:03:27) (reply to #3)
Does that mean it will definitely be in an opensuse 11.4 repo?
#5: Togan Muftuoglu (toganm) (2010-10-26 18:35:42)
Current Stable Release is 18.104.22.168 so why include something that is not
#6: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-11-09 14:29:07)
What is the advantage of shorewall compared with the firewall we
currently use in openSUSE?
#7: Divan Santana (divansantana7) (2010-11-10 21:07:19) (reply to #6)
"Shorewall is not the easiest to use of the available iptables
configuration tools but I believe that it is the most flexible and
"If you are looking for a Linux firewall solution that can handle
complex and fast changing network environments then Shorewall is a
Shorewall, once you know it, is very quick & easy to set up
complicated, and complex firewalling requirements. It's very advanced,
powerful and easy to manage.
#8: Divan Santana (divansantana7) (2010-11-10 21:09:08) (reply to #6)
another advanatage is choice&options, that's what FOSS is all about.
It's not great that an open source distro like opensuse has mainly one
server-type firewall program and nothing else.
#9: Togan Muftuoglu (toganm) (2010-11-11 00:57:37) (reply to #8)
One of the possible problem areas is many packages provide a
configuration file that describes which ports need to be opened to run
a specific service, ie postfix. But shorewall with it's current setting
will not accept these. That could/would be a handicap for the enduser
Both Shorewall and SuSEfirewall2 are frontend to iptables. Once can do
complex filterings with SuSEfirewall2 if one uses the FW_CUSTOMRULES.
+ #10: Divan Santana (divansantana7) (2010-11-30 13:46:01)
+ For everyones info, progress is being made, as per mailing list: