firewalld Rich Language
This feature adds a high level language to firewalld, that allowes to easily create complex firewall rules without the knowledge of iptables syntax.
- Name: Thomas Woerner
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 19
- Last updated: 2013-02-28
- Percentage of completion: 10%
Complex firewall rules can currently be added using the direct interface of firewalld, but this requires to know the syntax of iptables.
With the rich language more complex firewall rules can be created in an easy to understand way. The language will use keywords with values.
The configuration with files will be available for Fedora 19. The D-BUS interface should be possible, depends on Fedora 19 schedule. UI work will most likely be available later.
Benefit to Fedora
A powerful and easy way to create complex firewall setups.
Only needs changes in firewalld and it's components.
How To Test
Create firewall rules using the rich language.
The rich language is an addition to firewalld. The current setup and configuration can still be used.
Only users of the new language might be affected. None so far.
Fedora 19 includes the latest firewalld version that supports a rich language to be able to create complexer firewalls in a simple way.