It was more than a year ago that I have started writting a Java front-end for Linux’s iptables. Mainly to make my life easier by using it on different Linux distributions, as well as to see how could that be implemented on Java. From the start date until a few months ago it was developing a bit slow but still in a stable tempo. I haven’t looked at it for the last six months, or so, as it became a lower priority task.
The latest is release is 0.4.8-beta can be found on http://jipfire.ilug.gr. The functions it offers are more or less what a desktop may need of iptables plus some more “advanced” features like interface forwarding, ip forwarding, port forwarding, port redirection, IP connection limit and burst limit being the most notable ones. The whole list of the application’s functions can be seen on the website so I’ll avoid duplicating the list over here.
The current release is available in tarball file, in Slackware package and in RPM package. The source code is available on a tarball as well.
An earlier release of jIPFire, 0.4.5-beta, comes with iloog 8.02 liveCD.
If anyone out there has the will and time to try out the application and give some feedback, ideas and development effort is more than welcome.