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Firewall Builder
Firewall Builder consists of a GUI and set of policy compilers for various firewall platforms. It lets users maintain a database of objects and allows policy editing using drag-and-drop. This provides a consistent abstract model and the same GUI for different firewall platforms. Firewall Builder provides XML DTD and C++ API library that support abstraction of network objects and generalized firewall policies. Firewall Builder currently supports iptables, ipfilter, ipfw, and OpenBSD pf.


User's Guide is available in PDF format from; Firewall Builder Cookbook (collection of examples) is available in HTML format from; FAQ is available from


Download version 2.0.8 (stable)
released on 10 July 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey17 May 2002

Leaders and contributors

Vadim Kurland Maintainer
Friedhelm Düsterhöft Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite DOC++
Required to build libfwbuilder
Required to build gdk-pixbuf 0.11 or newer
Weak prerequisite ucd-snmp 4.2.3 or later
Required to build bind (8 or 9)
Required to build gtk-- 1.2.5 or newer
Required to build bind devel (8 or 9)
Required to build libsigc++ 1.0 or newer
Required to build libstdc++ 2.9 or newer
Required to build libxml2 2.4.10 or newer
Weak prerequisite openssl 0.9.6b or newer
Required to build libxslt 1.0.7 or newer

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 September 2008.


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