Install fwbuilder

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-19
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Note: The commands and utilities in this article have been tested on a Debian Cloud Server. They are not guaranteed to function correctly on other distributions. However, the General Package Installation Guidelines article may assist in “porting” this article to another distro.


VNC Install

Fwbuilder is an advanced graphical firewall configuration tool. It is used to set up complex firewall policies in situations where command-line scripting tools would simply be too slow or clunky.


Fwbuilder may either be downloaded from Sourceforge or installed via your Cloud Server’s built-in package manager:

aptitude install fwbuilder

That’s it! Connect to your Cloud Server using the instructions in the VNC or X over SSH articles above, then simply type


to launch the application.

Additional resources

Firewall Builder 5 User’s Guide

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