Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Firewall Builder 4.0 Beta

I am pleased to announce availability of Firewall Builder 4.0 Beta. We
have been testing the new version internally and in limited beta
release for several months now and we believe it is ready for public
beta. The new version comes with support for high availability
firewall configurations, including heartbeat, vrrpd, keepalived,
conntrackd on Linux, CARP and pfsync on OpenBSD and PIX failover
configuration. It can generate configuration scripts to manage ip
addresses, VLAN, bridge and bonding interfaces on the firewall.
Drop-in support for OpenWRT firewall script is now available, as well
as experimental integration with IPCOP firewall appliances. The GUI
has supports undo/redo of unlimited depth and was generally
streamlined and improved.

Source tar.gz, binary rpm and deb packages have been uploaded to
SourceForge, in the directory Current_Packages/4.0.0/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/fwbuilder/files/

Release Notes can be found here:
http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/firewall_builder_release_notes.html

rpm and deb "testing" repositories now serve fwbuilder 4.0 build 2704 packages.

This page explains how to configure apt and yum to use our
repositories: http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/firewall_builder_packages.html

We are working on the Firewall Builder Users Guide 4.0 right now. The
text is still work in progress, but updated Guide is being published
on the we site every night:
http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/users_guide/ Both HTML and PDF
versions are available.

Chapters that describe configuration of ip addresses, vlan, bridge and
bonding interfaces are here:
http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/users_guide/interfaces.html

Chapters that describe firewall cluster configurations are here:
http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/users_guide/clusters.html

Examples of cluster configurations on Linux with vrrpd and heartbeat:
http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/docs/users_guide/cluster-cookbook.html


Please give it a try!

--vk

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