Firestarter 1.0.3

Firestarter is a firewall creation/monitoring tool.
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Firestarter is a firewall tool for Linux, and uses GNOME. You can use the wizard to create a basic firewall, then streamline it further using the dynamic rules.

You can open and close ports with a few clicks, or stealth your services giving access only to a select few.

It features a real-time hit monitor which you can watch as attackers probe your machine for open ports.

Main features:

  • Open Source software, available free of charge
  • User friendly, easy to use, graphical interface
  • A wizard walks you through setting up your firewall on your first time
  • Suitable for use on desktops, servers and gateways
  • Real-time firewall event monitor shows intrusion attempts as they happen
  • Enables Internet connection sharing, optionally with DHCP service for the clients
  • Allows you to define both inbound and outbound access policy
  • Open or stealth ports, shaping your firewalling with just a few mouse clicks
  • Enable port forwarding for your local network in just seconds
  • Option to whitelist or blacklist traffic
  • Real time firewall events view
  • View active network connections, including any traffic routed through the firewall
  • Advanced Linux kernel tuning features provide protection from flooding, broadcasting and spoofing
  • Support for tuning ICMP parameters to stop Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Support for tuning ToS parameters to improve services for connected client computers
  • Ability to hook up user defined scripts or rulesets before or after firewall activation
  • Supports Linux Kernels 2.4 and 2.6
  • Translations available for many languages (38 languages as of November 2004)

last updated on:
April 6th, 2005, 22:06 GMT
developed by:
Tomas Junnonen
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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