Tools compared: Linux application firewalls

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

Tool comparison: 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

Unknown

0.5 (2006-04-08)

Tool page (last updated)

2018-08-08

2017-09-17

2018-06-06

2017-09-17

Tool score

81

56

78

59

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Project website

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More information

Douane review

LPFW review

OpenSnitch review

TuxGuardian review