This has been brought up a few times over the past few years and nothing ever becomes of it.

Although I'm all for trying again as it is/was a fantastic idea that aloud someone with no idea like myself to setup a complete working firewall.

On 28 October 2012 20:10, Bret Busby <> wrote:
On 28/10/2012, J.O. Aho <> wrote:
> On 28/10/12 06:14, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On 28/10/2012, Robert M. Riches Jr. <> wrote:
>>> I suggest you swap and use iptables. Firestarter has been dead and
>>> unmaintained for years.
> David, Firestarter does use iptables, it's true that it's been
> maintained for years and Tomas been missing for long time, but still I
> think the Ubuntians makes some updates to make the GUI to build and
> change the blocked ip-ranges. This keeps it to work as it is, no new
> features or so, but it's a "simple" iptables rule write for those who
> don't have the skill to make their own rules.

What is the prospect of someone sufficiently capable (I know that I am
not capable), taking over the project, so as to revive  Firestarter?

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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