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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

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.

FireHOL alternatives

Similar tools to FireHOL:



Assimilator is a firewall orchestration tool. It allows configuration and automation of firewall rules by proxy requests to different types of firewalls.



DFWFW, short of Docker Firewall Framework, offers easy administration of the iptables rules of Docker containers. It updates using event streams.



Opensvp is a security tool to test firewall software. It uses protocol level attacks to determine if the firewall is vulnerable to a type of attack.

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Project details
Latest release3.1.5 [2017-09-17]
Last updatedMarch 16, 2018

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This tool is categorized as a firewall management tool.

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