Sunday, February 22, 2009

Really brief introduction to Firewall Builder

Here is Introduction to Firewall Builder for the impatient. Showing how one can create functional firewall policy to protect desktop machine and activate it in just 13 slides. This demo spends more slides showing how to compile and install firewall policy than to show how it was created :-)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Updated HOWTO on built-in policy installer

This HOWTO has been updated and extended to reflect features available in the latest versions of Firewall Builder. You can find updated document here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

How to block IP addresses from any country

New Firewall Builder CookBook recipe: How to block IP addresses from any country.
Using geolocation API provided by and following up and expanding his HOWTO "Blocking IP address of any country with iptables" found at In addition to showing how iptables script demonstrated in the original HOWTO can be generated with Firewall Builder using Address Table objects, I also demonstrate how the same set of objects can be used to produce configuration for PF.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Packages for Fedora Core 10 and Ubuntu Intrepid i386

Two new virtual machines came online: Fedora Core 10 and Ubuntu Intrepid (i386). I will build Firewall Builder packages on these machines from now on. Fedora Core 9 machine has been retired, so no more rpms for FC9.

Here is the latest set of OS and architectures I build binary packages for :

Ubuntu Hardy i386
Ubuntu Hardy amd64
Ubuntu Intrepid i386
Ubuntu Intrepid amd64
Fedora Core 10 i386
CentOS 5.2 i386