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GIPTables Firewall Homepage
Thanks to our friends from Open Network Architecture for their support!
June 09, 2002 GIPTables Firewall v1.1 has been released

Welcome to GIPTables Firewall Homepage (Free Software distributed under GNU General Public License)

What is GIPTables Firewall?

GIPTables Firewall is a free set of shell scripts that helps you generate iptables rules for Linux 2.4.x and newer kernels. It is very easy to configure and at present, designed to run on hosts with one or two network cards. It doesn't require you to install any additional components to make it work with your GNU/Linux system. All you need to set-up a very secure firewall for your GNU/Linux machines is iptables and GIPTables Firewall.

GIPTables Firewall can be used very easily with a host that has only one network card, and this host can be a server or a workstation. It assumes that if your host has two network cards, then the host should be a Gateway Server that connects your INTERNAL network to the EXTERNAL world (the Internet).

Access from your internal network to the external world can be automatically controlled by the SNAT feature of iptables and GIPTables. This is well known in the GNU/Linux world as MASQUERADING. The DNAT feature of iptables and GIPTables can automatically controls access from the Internet to your internal servers where the software will forwards specified incoming connections to your internal server.

Main Features

GIPTables Firewall has many advantage compared to its competitors.

  • It is easy to install and configure.
  • It does not require you to install any additional component to make it work.
  • It only needs iptables to run.
  • It is using NAT and masquerading for sharing internet access where you don't have enough addresses.
  • It is using the stateful packet filtering (connection tracking) feature of iptables.
  • It is automatically doing all kinds of network address translation.
  • It is using rate-limited connection and logging capability.
  • It provides good protection against all kind of TCP SYN-flooding Denial of Service attacks.
  • It provides good protections against IP spoofing.
  • It provides TCP packets heath check.
  • It has a flexible and extensible infrastructure.
  • It is easy to adjust and modify for your needs.
  • It is small and does not use a lot of memory.
  • It merges cleanly with all native GNU/Linux programs.
  • It is well written and very powerful.
  • It covers all needs in a highly secure server environment.
  • It is Free Software, open source and easy.
  • It is powered by GNU/Linux.
GIPTables Firewall is simply the best firewall software to use with iptables. It comes with a myriad ready to use of predefined rules. To be protected all we need to do is to answer in its configuration file yes or no to the questions. Nothing more than that is required from your part to make it work.

Latest News & Announcements

June 09, 2002
GIPTables Firewall v1.1 has been released. ChangeLog-1.1 download

The 1.1 version has implement minor bug fixes, small functionality changes and new modules.

The major functionality that has been introduced is the ability to choose to automatically make NAT or not. To accomplish this, NETWORK1_NAT parameter has been added to the configuration files. By default, this parameter is set to "yes" for backwards compatibility so that the automatically MASQUERADING and DNAT features are working. If you do not need NAT, then just set NETWORK1_NAT="no" in your configuration file, and automatically NAT will be disabled. In this way, you can use public IPs inside you internal network, not only private ones. Please refer to documentation pages more information.

May 04, 2002
GIPTables Firewall mailing lists are now available. More informations about them can be found here here. Anyone interested in GIPTables Firewall should subscribe to those lists.

March 25, 2002
GIPTables Firewall v1.0 has been released. ChangeLog-1.0 download

January 25, 2002
Thanks to our friends from Open Network Architecture, first GIPTables Firewall homepage has been released!


Read about GIPTables Firewall:

1. GIPTables Firewall Installation Guide
2. GIPTables Firewall Main Configuration Guide
3. GIPTables Firewall Modules Configuration Guide
4. GIPTables Firewall Gateway Configuration Guide


Copyright (C) 2002 Adrian Pascalau
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