FWBuilder - alternatives

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  1. Stril

    Stril Member

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    Hi!

    I am using fwbuilder for years and very happy with it, but the software is not developed anymore. So, I need to look for alternatives.

    fwbuilder was/is a great software to:
    - configure many different firewalls
    - with shared objects
    - possibility to use DNS-names
    - no vendor-lock-in


    At the moment, I am maintaining about 10 linux-firewalls, some of them HA-systems with hundreds of rules. The great thing for me is, that fwbuilder lets me hardware-independently manage the rules. If a systems changes its IP, I can simply change the referenced object.


    Do you know any good alternative for this?


    I tried different products, but there was never a vendor-independent approach on managing the objects.

    What do you use?

    Regards
    Stril
     
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  2. Azhrarn

    Azhrarn New Member

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    Old thread, but I am interested in this answer as well. Did you ever find something??
     
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  3. vudu

    vudu New Member

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    fwbuilder/fwbuilder

    Looks to still be maintained.

    I use PFSense. Create and alias and change the relevant IP. Can use DNS.
     
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  4. Stril

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    Hi!

    I did not find any alternative... fwbuilder is still maintened, but not very active (IMHO).

    Still hope to find a good alternative....
     
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  5. Ethan Waldo

    Ethan Waldo New Member

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    Many years ago, probably a decade, I was looking closely at Untangle www.untangle.com. They touted the open source model and I considered contributing to their apps, but was leery of their license agreement which gave them ownership of all contributed work that they would then license back free to the author. It looks like they're still around and still have Firewall NG free. You might give it a shot and hope the policy management is one of the free apps.
     
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