Firewall Builder 2

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Firewall Builder
GUI and policy compilers for various firewall platforms

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


version 2.0.8 (stable)
released on 10 July 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey17 May 2002

Leaders and contributors

Vadim Kurland Maintainer
Friedhelm Düsterhöft Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to buildlibxslt 1.0.7 or newer
Weak prerequisiteDOC++
Required to buildlibfwbuilder
Required to buildgdk-pixbuf 0.11 or newer
Weak prerequisiteucd-snmp 4.2.3 or later
Required to buildbind (8 or 9)
Required to buildgtk-- 1.2.5 or newer
Required to buildbind devel (8 or 9)
Required to buildlibsigc++ 1.0 or newer
Required to buildlibstdc++ 2.9 or newer
Required to buildlibxml2 2.4.10 or newer
Weak prerequisiteopenssl 0.9.6b or newer

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


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