Vuurmuur is a middle-end/front-end for netfilter/iptables.
Version: 0.7 / 0.8 Beta 2Vuurmuur is a middle-end/front-end for netfilter/iptables aimed at system-administrators who need a decent firewall, but don't have netfilter specific knowledge. Vuurmuur is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Operating System: Linux
The program is basicly split into three pieces. One piece (the middle-end) converts humanly-readable rules, hosts, groups, networks, zones, interfaces and services into a iptables ruleset (or optional into a bash-script). The second part is a little daemon that converts the netfiler logs to easy readable logs, that reflect all the predefined objects described above.
The third part is a Ncurses-based Gui (the front-end) in which one can manage the firewall. Most important here is the real-time feedback. Logs can be viewed in real-time, using colours for easy interpretation. Also, the current connections can be viewed in real-time. Filtering possibilities make it easy to monitor specific hosts or services.
Vuurmuur is currently of beta quality. It runs very well, but there certainly will be bugs and ommisions. Users are encouraged to try the software, and report their findings to the vuurmuur-users mailinglist.