Tool and Usage
OpenSnitch is a Linux port of the popular macOS Little Snitch application firewall
OpenSnitch is a tool based on Little Snitch, a macOS application level firewall. All outgoing connections are monitored and the user is alerted when a new outgoing connection occurs. This allows the user to detect and block any unwanted connections.
The OpenSnitch tool relies on NFQUEUE, which is an extension for iptables. With this extension software running in userland can intercept IP packets and allow/drop them.
Usage and audience
OpenSnitch is commonly used for network traffic filtering. Target users for this tool are general public and system administrators.
- OpenSnitch is written in Python
- Graphical user interface
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 2000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
OpenSnitch is known to work on Linux.
Several dependencies are required to use OpenSnitch.
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|OpenSnitch GitHub project page|