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DAXFi is a Python script that helps configure several different kinds of firewalls in a consistent way. It can run as daemon to adapt its behavior to external conditions; rules can be described with XML files, XML strings, or generated directly by the code; the program can be configured and extended with a sort of plug-ins written in Python. It comes with a Python package, useful to build other applications aimed to manipulate different firewalls in a uniform way (some example programs are included).

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Recent releases

  •  25 Apr 2007 13:24

    Release Notes: Every patch that has accumulated in the past few years has been applied to this release.

    •  18 Dec 2002 21:35

      Release Notes: User defined chains and chain policies were introduced. The pyXML package is no longer required, and the SAX API is used instead of DOM, with noticeable performance improvement. Now two rules can be merged using the XOR operator. The daxfidump script can write the output to a single file. Many bugs were fixed.

      •  07 Sep 2002 14:20

        Release Notes: In this release, the XML syntax was modified, many bugs were fixed, and the C modules were compiled for the i386, Alpha, PPC, and Sparc64 architectures. Other changes were introduced to improve performance.

        •  18 Apr 2002 12:49

          Release Notes: With this release, DAXFi fully supports ipfilter and NAT with every common firewall. It can now run on different operating systems and architectures. The XML DTD was cleaned. A document explaining how to write XML rules, with many examples.

          •  10 Feb 2002 19:42

            Release Notes: Initial (alpha) support for the ipfilter firewall was added.


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