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Best free Linux firewalls of 2020: go beyond iptables for desktops and servers

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  1. A very good alternative for Windows Server, for free

  2. OPNsense® you next open source firewall. Free Download. High-end Security Made Easy™. Offers Intrusion Prevention, Captive Portal, Traffic Shaping and more.

    [Networking] The fall of PFsense's Reptuation about 10 days ago

    OPNsense launched in 2015 with the idea of providing a more professional, less offensive firewall community. And my god, did the creators of PFsense hate that.
  3. IPFire is a server distribution with intended to use as a firewall.

  4. pfSense is a free and open source firewall and router that also features unified threat management, load balancing, multi WAN, and more

    ACB Backup Failed 500 about 4 months ago

    Thank you! I am not able to reach netgate.com or pfsense.org either, the weird part is that I have been receiving this error for almost 1 week now at exactly 9pm every day. I wonder if this is when most systems backup, so it floods the server.
  5. OpenWrt is an open-source firmware based on Linux for wireless routers

    Praise for Bookstack - This is my go to Wiki for Self Hosting about 5 days ago

    Same here, also prefer dokuwiki w/ bootstrap3 (https://www.dokuwiki.org/template:bootstrap3) + wrap (https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:wrap) for a decent interface from bootstrap (look at openwrt.org to see that template being used) and added formatting from the wrap plugin.