Mason is a tool that interactively builds a firewall using Linux' ipfwadm or ipchains firewalling. You leave mason running on the firewall machine while you are making all the kinds of connections that you want the firewall to support (and want it to block). Mason gives you a list of firewall rules that exactly allow and block those connections. It can either build a firewall from scratch for you or supplement an existing firewall.
|Tags||Security Networking Firewalls|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Minor interface improvements, and small compatibility fixes have been made. It now uses the samlib library; install that first. This release fully supports iptables as well.
Release Notes: Mason 0.13.9.1 has the first functional support for iptables/netfilter firewalls. It also allows the user to make decisions about rules during the build process, rather than making the decisions about a block of rules at the end. Neither facility is complete or fully tested; those that need stable, tested code should stay with 0.13.0.92.
Release Notes: This release automatically makes masq rules for reserved addresses and icmp subcodes, includes support for ip tunneling and a number of other protocols, removes the namecache (no longer needed), etc.
Release Notes: This first public release has stable ipfwadm and ipchains rule creation. It automatically handles the spcial needs of a number of protocols (nfs, ssh, irc, X, vnc, ip masquerading, etc.) and automatically recognizes your network structure. Very preliminary support is in place to create Cisco IOS rules as well. The package includes a basic front end (mason-gui-text) to lead one through the process of creating a firewall.