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Tool to set up and maintain firewalls

ferm is a tool to maintain and setup complicated firewall rules. It helps reduce the tedious task of carefully inserting rules and chains, so the firewall administrator can spend more time on developing good rules, and less time on the implementation of those rules. The preferred kernel interface, such as ipchains and iptables, executes these rules in one pass. They can also be split into different files and loaded at will.



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Janet Casey

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2 May 2001

Leaders and contributors

Yannick Le Briquer Contributor
John Auer Contributor
Klaus lichtenwalder Contributor
Daniel R. Bidwell Contributor
Auke Kok Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ferm
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:auke.kok@planet.nl
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://svn.foo-projects.org/svn/ferm/

Software prerequisites

Required to usePerl 5
Required to usekernel firewall program (ipchains/iptables/ipfwadm)


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