Tool and Usage
- Programming language
- Simone Margaritelli
- Latest release
- Latest release date
Why this tool?
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.
How it works
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.
- 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 3000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
- - No releases on GitHub available
Supported operating systems
OpenSnitch is known to work on Linux.
Several dependencies are required to use OpenSnitch.
Similar tools to OpenSnitch:
Douane is an application firewall that interacts with the user to allow or deny new network connections.
ArpON is a host-based tool to improve the security of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
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This tool is categorized as a application firewall.