ANNOUNCE: Firestarter 0.9.3

About Firestarter

  Firestarter is visual firewall tool for GNOME. The program features
  a friendly setup wizard, a real time event monitor, an advanced rules
  based system for traffic shaping and many advanced features like
  kernel tuning, NAT and port forwarding setup tools.


  Firestarter is available from
  Program screenshot:

Shout Outs

  A big thanks to all the contributors, we were very happy to see so
  many patches this time, and to all the testers that provided input
  for this version. Kudos to the GNOME translation teams too, the
  program now features some completely ludicrous amount of
  localizations, 38 or so last time I checked.

Major changes in this version

  - New logo and program icon
  - GConf based configuration system
  - Firewall events no longer spam the system console
  - Firewall policy changes (Paul Drain):
     - Support for the new IPV4OPTSSTRIP netfilter module
     - UNCLEAN matches have been deprecated
     - The INVALID match now works for outgoing packets
     - Forward chain defaults to block, even if not using
       multiple networks
     - Removed the LRTCP target
     - Set FIN timeout to 30 seconds (Manuel J. Galan Moreno)
     - Many more small tweaks
  - Non-routable networks check is now in a chain of its own, fixes
    LAN problems when using Firestarter on an already once NATed
    machine (Peter Harvey)
  - The list of non-routable networks is now user updatable and kept in
  - Added support for user defined pre and post scripts as
    /etc/firestarter/user-pre and user-post
  - Fixed problem with pppd not running firewall script (Boris Huisgen)
  - Fixed "Unknown Error" dialogs in GNOME, especially when run remotely
    (Phillip Compton)
  - Updated list of known services (Brian Hurley)
  - Fixed problem with no hits showing up in GUI
  - Fixed crash in KDE3 when contents of system tray changes (Hetfield)
  - Fixed some small Linux 2.6 kernel detection problems (Mark Bidewell)
  - Various Slackware specific fixes (Rene Vahtel)
  - New translations: Albanian (Laurent Dhima), Croatian (Robert Sedak),
    Punjabi (Jaswinder Singh), Canadian English (Adam Weinberger)
  - Many updates to existing translations
  - A whole lot of small fixes here and there


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