Simple and flexible firewall for Linux server
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Minifirewall is shellscripts for easy firewalling on a standalone server we used netfilter/iptables designed for recent Linux kernel See


install --mode 0700 minifirewall /etc/init.d/minifirewall
install --mode 0600 minifirewall.conf /etc/default/minifirewall
mkdir --mode 0700 /etc/minifirewall.d


Edit /etc/default/minifirewall file:

  • If your interface is not eth0, change INT variable
  • If you don't use IPv6, set IPv6='off'
  • Modify INTLAN variable, probably with your <IP>/32 or your local network if you trust it
  • Set your trusted and privilegied IP addresses in TRUSTEDIPS and PRIVILEGIEDIPS variables
  • Authorize your public services with SERVICESTCP1 and SERVICESUDP1 variables
  • Authorize your semi-public services (only for TRUSTEDIPS and PRIVILEGIEDIPS ) with SERVICESTCP2 and SERVICESUDP2 variables
  • Authorize your private services (only for TRUSTEDIPS ) with SERVICESTCP3 and SERVICESUDP3 variables
  • Configure your authorizations for external services : DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SSH, NTP
  • Add your specific rules


To use minifirewall with Docker you need to change the variable DOCKER='on' Then, authorisation for public/semi-public/private ports will also work for dockerized services

WARNING : When the port mapping on the host is different than in the container (ie: listen on :8090 on the host, but the service in the container listen on :8080) you need to use the port used by the container (ie: 8080) in the public/semi-public/private port list


/etc/init.d/minifirewall start/stop/restart

If you want to add minifirewall in boot sequence, add the start command to /usr/share/scripts/alert5.


This is an Evolix project and is licensed under the GPLv3, see the LICENSE file for details.