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Are there any visual firewall building tools for linux based systems?

I know of one but it's not free.

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Do you mean to help you manager a firewall for a workstation or server? Or do you mean software to build your own firewall appliance? –  skub Apr 29 '12 at 19:13
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fwbuilder is a cross-platform GUI for managing firewalls, including Linux iptables. It appears to be actively maintained: the most recent version (as of this writing) was released on 3/28/2012.

While fwbuilder doesn't provide the same sense of live interaction as firestarter, it is arguably a better choice for power users and certainly a better choice if one is managing a Linux-based firewall in the enterprise.

If you decide to use firestarter on a laptop or workstation, make sure you check out the known bugs to make sure they won't cause you grief. Firestarter is definitely easier to use, and is a reasonable choice if the outstanding bugs aren't a problem for you.

All things considered, my recommendation is fwbuilder, but your mileage may vary.

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Try out Firestarter. The interface is fairly simple and it has a good amount of features. http://www.fs-security.com/

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Firestarter hasn't been maintained for ~6 years or so. It's a good suggestion nonetheless. –  CodeGnome Apr 29 '12 at 19:12
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