How To Install FireStarter in Debian
A High-Level Graphical Interface Iptables Firewall For Linux Systems - FireStarter
Firestarter is an Open Source and easily used firewall application which aims to merge with impressive features and serves both system administrators and desktop users.
- Excellent Linux kernel tuning features add protection from broadcasting, flooding, and spoofing
- Internet connection Support sharing with DHCP service for the clients
- Open and close ports with a few clicks
- An event monitor module which shows real-time intrusion attempts
- Suitable for servers, desktops and gateways usage
- A setup wizard which walks you through setting up firewall on your computer for the first time
- Friendly graphical interface
- Open Source application
Installation of FireStarter
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
First edit /etc/apt/source.list . Add following line and save.
“deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main “
Update the apt.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [63.1 kB] Get:2 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease [142 kB] Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org wheezy InRelease Ign http://mirrors.linode.com jessie InRelease Get:3 http://ftp.de.debian.org wheezy Release.gpg [2,373 B] . . Hit http://mirrors.linode.com jessie/non-free Translation-en Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Run the following command to install firestarter on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint system.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install firestarter Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: menu Suggested packages: dhcp3-server menu-l10n . . . Setting up firestarter (1.0.3-11) ... Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u3) ... Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...
To Configure And Use
After installation is completed, use the following command to launch the Firestarter firewall.
Or go to application search panel, type firestarter and select it.
Now the Fire Starter firewall wizard will be opened, to set up the firewall
In detected devices list, Choose your Internet connected network device and press the Forward button.
Select “Start firewall now” and click the Save button to start the firewall.
The three pages of the FireStarter firewall are as follows:
Status, Events and Policy.
The first page is the status page, which gives the information about the firewall status, events, network status, and active connections.
The status of the firewall
- Active status that means it is enabled and working
- Locked status that means that nothing is permitted inside the firewall
- Disabled status that means the firewall has been ceased and all connections are accepted
The shortcuts used for changing the status of the FireStarter firewall are,
CTRL+P, to stop the firewall
CTRL+S, to start the firewall
The two parts are :
- Outbound traffic policy
- Inbound traffic policy
To permit connections from a host, go to the Policy page and from the drop down menu, choose Inbound Traffic Policy.
Under Allow Connections From Host, Right Click and specify the IP, hostname or network.
Right Click under Allow Service Port and enter your service name to allow service for others in your machine.
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