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Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program. The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators.

Firestarter features
  • Open Source software, available free of charge
  • User friendly, easy to use, graphical interface
  • A wizard walks you through setting up your firewall on your first time
  • Suitable for use on desktops, servers and gateways
  • Real-time firewall event monitor shows intrusion attempts as they happen
  • Enables Internet connection sharing, optionally with DHCP service for the clients
  • Allows you to define both inbound and outbound access policy
  • Open or stealth ports, shaping your firewalling with just a few mouse clicks
  • Enable port forwarding for your local network in just seconds
  • Option to whitelist or blacklist traffic
  • Real time firewall events view
  • View active network connections, including any traffic routed through the firewall
  • Advanced Linux kernel tuning features provide protection from flooding, broadcasting and spoofing
  • Support for tuning ICMP parameters to stop Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Support for tuning ToS parameters to improve services for connected client computers
  • Ability to hook up user defined scripts or rulesets before or after firewall activation
  • Supports Linux Kernels from 2.4 and 2.6
Installation Procedure

Step 1:Open Terminal and login as a root user

Step 2: Install Firestarter

apt-get install firestarter

Thats it Open source firewall firestarter installed........

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