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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languageshell script
AuthorCosta Tsaousis
Latest release3.1.7 []

Project health

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Usage and audience

FireHOL is commonly used for firewall management or network traffic filtering. Target users for this tool are general public and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

FireHOL is under development by Costa Tsaousis. This project is currently maintained by Phil Whineray.


Supported operating systems

FireHOL is known to work on Linux.

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This tool is categorized as a firewall management tool.

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