[Wolves] Roll your own firewall advice

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 09:59:34 GMT 2005

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:37:04 +0000 (GMT), Adam Sweet <drinky76 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Easy now party people ;)
> I have to write the firewall and NAT for my project. I
> also have to write a web admin front end for it to
> allow the for the adding and removing of rules such as
> port blocking, unblocking and forwarding etc.
> My base system is Debian testing. How should I best go
> about this? Is there a nice package that I could use
> or am I best writing it myself in IP Tables and then
> writing a front end to add and remove rules?
> To be honest I don't want to have to do it that way as
> it's going to be hard and long, though I guess it will
> produce the purest results and make me look cool to
> future employers :)
> Webmin is out as I have to write as much myself as
> possible and it is a large thing to use for one job.
> If it were a single tool like the cups admin tool or
> SWAT I could swing it.
> If IP Tables is the way forward, then any pointers to
> easy to understand tutorials will be gratefully
> received.
> At this point, let me take the opportunity to thank
> you all for your assistance and patience in helping me
> with my project :)
> Ad
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Hi, Ad.  I don't know if this is of any use:


I was reading up on firewalls last night - and the night before - but
most of it went over my head :-)))

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

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