Welcome to my preview of "Fire Gnome" (aka gfirewall).
There is not much here right now... I am concentrating on the project
I am using mostly C in this code... but, I do like 'string' and 'map'
from the 'stl' C++ libraries so you will need libstdc++ to make
it compile. I have, however, recently been exposed to glib BSTs.
Although they are not as transparant as 'map' is, I think I will convert
the code to use GTree insteam.
Why? I wanted to make a tool to alter ipchains-save files. I think they
are a useful way of storing ipchains configurations.
Dec 19, 1999
Not so current anymore...
Current version (1999-12-19)
The complete download directory...
1999-12-19: fourth pre-alpha release
- thank you for your interest and support. I have been busy with life
stuff and have not been able to put more effort into getting Fire
Gnome finished. I have not abondoned the project but I just cannot
see myself putting any more time into it till the mid summer. By that
time the project will be revamped to work with iptables for Linux 2.4.x.
1999-12-05: third pre-alpha release
- got editing working
- got ordering reworked internally
- description of rules are somewhat implemented (the coarse description
in the list on the right)
- just a few more things and it will be at v0.0.1 :-)
1999-12-02: second pre-alpha release
- redesigned the protocol selection a bit (a drop down and not a notebook
widget is used)
- allow for port ranges (well, they are separate enteties now)
- now support named services (ports) and protocols(tcp, udp, icmp, etc);
this is done by reading the /etc/services and /etc/protocols
1999-11-28: first pre-alpha release
- can read/write ipchains-save/restore files.
- can alter certain fields in the chain defintions.
- can read in a file as outputed by 'ipchains-save'
- can retrieve the ipchains rules from the running system (if you are root)
- no editing or output at the momemnt
For now (items for v0.1.0)
For later (v0.2 and beyond)
- Allow for adding and removing of rules in a chain.
- Implement the statistics functions (with automated updates)
- Write some hardcoded 'stock rules'
- Allow for macros in 'stock rules' (as in MYIP or MYGATEWAY)
- Allow for user additions to stock rules. Thanks to Shane Butler
who suggested that I tie in with the
Database of Masq Apps and especially with the Games List.
- Improve on the display; Wallace Owen had an idea on displaying
a colour coded tree based on chains and jumps not on the main
chain they belong to.
- Add support for tcp wrappers
- Scan system to see what is running, what ether devices there are, how
the routing is done, etc.
Based on this info you should be able to devise a strategy of how
to setup the ipchains properly.
This feature will become a 'druid' (wizard in Windows world).
- Implement a 'test packet' feature that takes a packet from a tcpdump
file or by describing the packet's properties.
- Recently thanks to WPM (see below) I decided to also add scheduling into
the Fire Gnome.
- I have been considering since the beginning was to allow for a dockable
Bart Trojanowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey, I am not saying mine is the best...
I am looking for an icon... here are some ideas: