Michael Tremer

New Firewall Interface - Searching for testers
by Michael Tremer, April 10, 2013


the IPFire developers are currently searching for people who would like to help testing a new features that is known as firewall 2013 or simply the new firewall interface for IPFire 2.13.

Alexander Marx is the main developer of this and tries to add some more features to the IPFire firewall engine, so it gets more versatile and is ready to handle even more complex environments. Of course, creating rules is still easy, so that beginners are also able to handle their firewall configuration.

The new features are as follows:

The possibilities that come with this new interface are magnificent and we would like it very much to see this in the IPFire Firewall Distribution very soon! For that, we need to make sure that there are as few bugs as possible. Alexander and a bunch of people have already contributed very much and we would like to thank them, but to achieve our goal to make this ready for all users, there is still a lot to do.

So please go to the wiki pages, where you will find guides on how to run tests and how to report your results. We need you to install the beta version of the software and see if all rules can be converted properly and if new rules can be inserted. It is possible to uninstall the beta software, so you don’t need to worry that you have to reinstall your IPFire installation.

Remember that you are not alone in this. So if there is a problem, talk to someone on the forums and we will figure it out.

Your help is appreciated! The more people contribute, the sooner this is going to be ready for the next core update.


Posted: April 10, 2013 • 720 views