vallumd alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace vallumd? During the review of vallumd we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. Anti-DDOS (configuration tool to reduce impact of DDoS)
  2. iptables (network traffic filter)
  3. nftables (network traffic filtering)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to vallumd.

Alternatives (by score)

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Anti-DDOS

Introduction

This script could be useful for system and network administrators that want to learn about better defending the network against lots of network packets. The Linux kernel has a default configuration that is optimized for performance. To further secure it, changes need to be made to these kernel settings. The Anti-DDoS tool will help with setting up the configuration.

Project details

Anti-DDOS is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • DDoS protection
  • Network traffic filtering

Anti-DDOS review

67

iptables

Introduction

The iptables tool is the userspace command line program part of the netfilter project. Since Linux 2.4 it is the standard packet filtering engine. Among standard traffic filtering, it can be used for Network Address Translation (NAT).

Project details

iptables is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

    Typical usage

    • Network traffic filtering

    iptables review

    67

    nftables

    Introduction

    nftables is supposed to replace netfilter as the primary interface of network filtering. It is available since Linux kernel 3.13. Both netfilter and nftables have been co-authored by Patrick McHardy.

    Project details

    nftables is written in C.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Network traffic filtering

      nftables review

      84

      SCUTUM

      Introduction

      The primary goal of this solution is to prevent ARP spoofing by other computers on the local network. It uses a whitelist and blocks all other systems sending possible malicious ARP requests (e.g. with spoofing attack).

      Project details

      SCUTUM is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - Full name of author is unknown

      Typical usage

      • Firewall management
      • Network traffic filtering

      SCUTUM review

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