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package shorewall in an openSUSE repository

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openSUSE is a great open source community linux distribution.

One thing I miss which other distros have, is that the shorewall firewall packages are not available in any repositories.

It would be great if shorewall was packaged and available in a repository. Yes one can install this from http://shorewall.net but it is not really the ideal way of doing things.

Shorewall is a powerful easy to use high level firewall program which many use as their primary firewall program. Please could this be packaged and available in an openSUSE repo for 11.4 .


icons/user_comment.png J. A. wrote: (7 years ago)

I would also like to see this. 

The great documentaion, active enhancement, user support mailing list and ipv6 support in Shorewall is first class.

icons/user_comment.png A. H. wrote: (7 years ago)

I'm a big fan of shorewall and its power! ;)

Its would be great to see it added to opensuse.

icons/user_comment.png A. M. wrote: (7 years ago)
icons/user_comment.png D. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

Does that mean it will definitely be in an opensuse 11.4 repo?

icons/user_comment.png T. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

Current Stable Release is so why include something that is not uptodate

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

What is the advantage of shorewall compared with the firewall we currently use in openSUSE?

icons/user_comment.png D. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

"Shorewall is not the easiest to use of the available iptables configuration tools but I believe that it is the most flexible and powerful."

"If you are looking for a Linux firewall solution that can handle complex and fast changing network environments then Shorewall is a logical choice."

Shorewall, once you know it, is very quick & easy to set up complicated, and complex firewalling requirements. It's very advanced, powerful and easy to manage.

icons/user_comment.png D. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

another advanatage is choice&options, that's what FOSS is all about. It's not great that an open source distro like opensuse has mainly one server-type firewall program and nothing else.

icons/user_comment.png T. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

One of the possible problem areas is many packages provide a configuration file that describes which ports need to be opened to run a specific service, ie postfix. But shorewall with it's current setting will not accept these. That could/would be a handicap for the enduser

Both Shorewall and SuSEfirewall2 are frontend to iptables. Once can do complex filterings with SuSEfirewall2 if one uses the FW_CUSTOMRULES.

icons/user_comment.png D. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

For everyones info, progress is being made, as per mailing list:


icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

shorewall is part of openSUSE 12.1.

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