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Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily

  • Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router itself (it's also a server)
  • Manage a DHCP server preferably including DHCP reservation for certain MACs
  • Give me a list of the connected DHCP clients
  • (optionally) Show which clients are the most active as far as bandwidth (something like iftop)

Alternatively, it could be a graphical app which I could tunnel over ssh. No command line programs please...I'm used to doing this stuff with a point-and-click interface. Not adverse to command-line setup; just need to be able to reconfigure things graphically. Have a working LAMP setup.

I've tried webmin, but it didn't satisfy the "easy" part...too many clicks and too many meny options.

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Specifically for configuring iptables, the Firestarter app is a good frontend.

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This is what I'm currently using. It stores all its configuration in simple plaintext files under /etc/firestarter, with the specific important ones being /etc/firestarter/inbound/forward for forwarding and /etc/firestarter/inbound/allow-service for open ports on the gateway. I'm going to look for a web interface to configure these ports and if none can be found will write one myself (python web server on alternate port). – marcusw Jan 11 '11 at 19:38

I would recommend smoothwall, which, unlike firestarter, has a nice web interface, much like a commercial web appliance.

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