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Firestarter 1.0 released

After many years in development, the Firestarter team is proud to present the 1.0 version of the popular Linux firewall program. This version adds substantial new functionality and improved security. For more information, please see the Firestarter homepage at

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2004-11-24

Firestarter 0.9.1 available

Firestarter is visual firewall tool for GNOME. The program features a friendly setup wizard, a real time hit monitor, an advanced rules based system for traffic shaping and many advanced features like kernel tuning, NAT and port forwarding setup tools. This version includes many new features, usability and reliability improvements.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2003-01-21

Firestarter 0.8.0 released

The GNOME application Firestarter is firewall complete tool. Whether you simply want to protect your personal workstation or you have a network of computers to secure, Firestarter is here to make your life easier. This release features many fixes and new features.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2001-12-20

Firestarter 0.7.0 available

A major new version of Firestarter, the GNOME firewall project, has been released. New features inlcude protection against trojans, port forwarding, a manual and many other new enhancements. Security has never been this slick and easy before!

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2001-04-28

Firestarter 0.6.1 available

Firestarter is now part of the GNOME 1.4 Fifth Toe packages. With the release of GNOME 1.4 beta2, Firestarter will be downlodable from Ximian's Red Carpet update tool.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2001-02-26

Firestarter 0.5.1 available

The Linux GNOME firewall tool Firestarter has reached version 0.5.1. This new release fixes several small problems found in earlier versions and also adds a couple of new features. Firewalling has never been this easy!

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-11-21

Firestarter 0.5.0 - A major milestone

Firestarter, the popular graphical firewall tool for GNOME has reached a major milestone. The latest version, 0.5.0, adds such requested features as Linux 2.4 Netfilter support and advanced ICMP filtering. Firestarter aims to be a very easy to use tool while still being powerful.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-11-02

Firestarter for PPC

<a href="">Firestarter</a> an advanced firewall tool for GNOME is now also available for the PPC platform.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-08-23

Firestarter 0.4.1 now available

Users of previous Firestarter versions should upgrade to this new more secure version. Firestarter is an easy to use graphical Firewall creation and monitoring tool for GNOME 1.2. Features include advanced port stealthing and NAT support.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-08-18

Firestarter 0.3.0 released

The release of Firestarter 0.3.0 marks a major milestone in the project. Firestarter is now a complete firewalling solution for Linux. Use the firewall creation wizard to create a basic firewall, then streamline it further using the powerful dynamic rules modifiers. Open and close ports with a few clicks, or stealth your services giving access only to a select few. Watch the real-time hit monitor as attackers probe your machine for open ports, in vain. Firestarter takes full advantage of GNOME but will work in most environments.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-07-17

FireStarter 0.2 released

With the release of FireStarter 0.2, setting up and monitoring a Linux firewall has never been easier.

Posted by Tomas Junnonen 2000-05-29

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