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Bug#332819: ITP: uruk -- Very small firewall script, for configuring iptables

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Joost van Baal <joostvb-debian-bugs-20051008-3@mdcc.cx>


I intend to upload the uruk Debian package.

* Package name    : uruk
  Version         : 2005071
  Upstream Author : Joost van Baal <joostvb-uruk@mdcc.cx>
* URL             : http://mdcc.cx/uruk
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Very small firewall script, for configuring iptables

 Uruk is a wrapper for Linux iptables.  A very simple shell script, but
 useful if you need similar (but not the same) packet filtering
 configurations on lots of boxes.  It uses a template file, which gets
 sourced as a shell script, to get lists of source addresses, allowed to
 use specific network services.  Listing these groups of allowed hosts
 and allowed services is all what's needed to configure your box.

 Main difference with other firewall setup tools: uruk is just a very
 small shell script, supports only iptables (yet), no gui, no interactive
 setup, no default configuration (yet).  You'll like this if you'd rather
 not have lots of (probably buggy) code between you and your filtering

The Debian package is available from

 deb[-src] http://mdcc.cx/debian local contrib

.  I'll do some minor work on it before uploading.

I am using this script to manage iptables on quite some systems, for
more than 2 years now.  I guess it's stable enough to get uploaded to
Debian now.  I've done some comparison with other similar tools in
Debian; see http://mdcc.cx/uruk/ .  Since uruk is _much_ smaller than
all other scripts, I guess there's a niche for this one too.



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