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Shoreline Firewall
The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as "Shorewall", is a Netfilter (iptables) based firewall that can be used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or on a standalone GNU/Linux system.


User quickstart available in HTML format from; User reference manual available in HTML format from


Download version 2.4.1 (stable)
released on 14 July 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey23 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Tom Eastep Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
Developer E-mail
Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite gawk/awk
Required to use iptables 1.2 or later (author suggests *avoiding* 1.2.3)
Required to use a kernal that supports netfilter
Weak prerequisite iproute
Weak prerequisite bash

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 July 2005.


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