Frontends to Iptables/netfilter

Richard A Downing richard at
Tue Oct 18 01:53:36 PDT 2005

David Lyne wrote:
> Hi peeps!
> Just a quick question to see if anyone can recommend a frontend to
> iptables. It doesn't have to be a GUI, but it would be nice if it would
> take fairly intuitive input and write the configuration for iptables for
> me.
> If you think that these frontends are a waste of time and I'd be better
> getting my hands dirty with iptables itself, then tell me that too!

I think you learn more by 'getting your hands dirty', but like you I'd
like a nice front-end that's compatible with LFS/BLFS.  There are a
whole lot of firewall 'products' out there, but they all seem to have
their own distro in tow.  I hope I'll be intightened too.


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