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Comparison of husk to other firewall compilers/wrappers. Note that I believe each package performs the job it was written for, and both fwbuilder and shorewall are excellent packages. However they didn't fulfill my requirements, so I developed husk.

huskfw fwbuilder shorewall
Graphical User Interface (GUI) No Yes via Webmin
Text Only Interface (TUI) Yes ??? ???
Support for Traffic Shaping No Yes ???
Built on top of standard iptables Yes Yes Yes, and other platforms
Language Perl Perl C
IPv6 Support Yes! Yes ???


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