Tool comparison of Linux application firewalls

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares Douane, LPFW, OpenSnitch, and TuxGuardian.

Tool comparison of Douane, LPFW, OpenSnitch, and TuxGuardian
DouaneLPFWOpenSnitchTuxGuardian
Description

Douane is an application firewall that interacts with the user to allow or deny new network connections.

OpenSnitch is a Linux port of the popular macOS Little Snitch application firewall

Dependencies

GTK 3, Linux 3.x kernel, Python 3

iptables

Strenghts
  • The source code of this software is available
  • The source code of this software is available
  • More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • The source code of this software is available
Weaknesses
  • Unknown project license
  • No releases on GitHub available
  • No updates for a while
Programming language(s)

C, C++, GTK+

C++, Python

Golang

C

Last release

Unknown

Unknown

1.4.3 (2021-11-24)

0.5 (2006-04-08)

Tool page (last updated)

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

2021-11-25

2021-05-08

Tool score

81

56

97

59

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Project website

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