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A Comparison of iptables Automation Tools
I would hope that the folks at SuSE will read this article, and then
produce THE "super" GUI based EASILY understood tool that is VERY much


A Comparison of iptables Automation Tools

Over the past several years, the use of Linux as a firewall platform has
grown significantly. Linux firewalling code has come a long way since
the time ipfwadm was introduced in kernel 1.2. This discussion will
look at IP firewalling code in Linux kernel and its configuration via
various interfaces such as GUIs or scripts (written in shell scripting
language, Perl or special configuration language). Specifically, this
article will offer a brief overview of the means of configuring
iptables, and will offer a brief review of some tools that have been
developed to automate the configuration of iptables.

----/ / _ Fred A. Miller
---/ / (_)__ __ ____ __ Systems Administrator
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