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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:15 am    Post subject: RIP Shorewall? Reply with quote

Sad day when i read this:

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Shorewall Community ...

I am now in my mid 70s and have spent almost 50 years in tech-related
industries. More than three years ago, I retired from my position at
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and while I have continued to develop and
support Shorewall, I feel that it is now time to say goodbye.

Shorewall 5.2.3 will be my last Shorewall release. If you find problems
with that release, I will attempt to resolve them. But, I am now
departing on an extended trip to visit some of the places in the world
that I have always dreamed of seeing.

If I have left you with unresolved problems, I am sorry. If you would
like to see Shorewall continue and are willing to help with development
and support, please let me know. I am more than willing to help ensure
that Shorewall continues.

Most of all, I want to thank all of you who have used Shorewall and who
have helped make it better over the years. You are the ones that I will
miss the most.

-Tom


Does anyone know of its status? Will someone else take up the mantle? If not, are there good alternatives? I've heard of firehol. Does this seem like a good way to go?

I am truly astonished and appreciative of all the hard work that's gone into this brilliant piece of software. Tom, if you're out there reading this, thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy your retirement--you've earned it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've written a firehol config, but yet to deploy it. i like their ipsets-based rule lists for blocking bad traffic.
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