A Python firewall: Because slow networks are secure networks.
This section assumes that you are installing this program on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This firewall should work on other Linux systems, but safety not guaranteed.
First, install the required packages. On Ubuntu, these are
libnetfilter-queue-dev. Next, use
pip2 to install the project dependencies,
which can be found in
The commands for both these operations are:
sudo apt-get install python python-pip iptables build-essential python-dev libnetfilter-queue-dev pip install --user -r requirements.txt
The main file is
main.py, which needs to be run as root to modify IPTables.
Additionally, main needs to receive a JSON configuration file as its first
argument. If running with the example configuration, the command is:
sudo python2 main.py examples/example.json
To stop PyWall, press Control-C.
PyWall should undo its changes to IPTables after exiting. However, if you are
unable to access the internet after exiting PyWall, view existing
IPTables rules with
sudo iptables -nL. If a rule with the target chain
NFQueue lingers, delete it with
sudo iptables -D INPUT -j NFQUEUE --queue-num [undesired-queue-number].
For INPUT rules, the command is
sudo iptables -D INPUT -j NFQUEUE --queue-num 1.
For OUTPUT rules, the command is
sudo iptables -D OUTPUT -j NFQUEUE --queue-num 2.
In case PyWall gives a message that another application has the xtables lock, Control-C the server, ensure that all the IPTables rules are cleared, and restart PyWall.