Tool and Usage

FireHOL is promoted as an iptables stateful packet filtering firewall for humans. It also comes with FireQOS, which a bandwidth shaper based on tc.

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Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a firewall management tool.

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

Tool review

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.


Support operating systems

FireHOL is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release3.1.5 [2017-09-17]
Last updatedSept. 18, 2017

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