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Brian Hill
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FlyingButtress (was BrickHouse) description
As Apple's built-in Firewall preferences improves in both functionality and security, I will be aiming Flying Buttress more at users who need the advanced firewall configuration, logging, and IP sharing options found in Flying Buttress.

There is no reason that a new or inexperienced user cannot use Flying Buttress, but Apple's own Firewall preferences will likely remain a simpler interface for configuring a basic firewall.

However, if you need:

<li> Firewall filters that include qualifiers on host or network addresses
<li> Firewall filters that operate on other than TCP or UDP protocols
<li> Firewall filters that include the whole range of ipfw qualifiers, such as IP options, ICMP types or TCP flags
<li> Per-filter logging configuration, including the ability to log allowed connections and the option to not log certain types of denied connections
<li> NAT port forwarding or other custom NAT configuration
<li> Different filter configurations on different network interfaces.
<li> A persistant, searchable firewall log entry database with graphical log viewer
<li> Scriptable control of your firewall, such as via cron or other shell automation
<li> Access and ability to easily edit the raw firewall configuration text, including an integrated ipfw filter syntax checker.
<li> The ability to switch between different firewall configuration sets quickly and easily.
...then you should consider using Flying Buttress:

Editor's Note: Flying Buttress is no longer supported by the author.

OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4

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