Shorewall YUM repository

Shorewal or Shoreline Firewall is is high-level tool for configuring Netfilter.

Even RPM packages are available from long time on most YUM repositories only older versions could be found.
That is the reason I’ve decided to create this repository.

What you will find:
– Shorewall RPMs (starting from version 4.5.21) – If there is public interest I can pull older ones.

How to setup?
Create new repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d

Copy and paste the code
cat shorewall.repo
### Name: Shorewall RPM Repository
### URL:
name = RHEL $releasever - Shorewall -
baseurl =
enabled = 1
protect = 0
gpgcheck = 0

Alternatively to directly download the file you can execute:
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/;wget

What distributions can use it?
I did test with CentOS 5 and 6

How to use it?
If you already have installed shorewall RPM
yum update will pick it.

For initial installation you need to put all modules you need.
For example
yum install shorewall shorewall-core

How Often it updates?
Daily (Version does not change so often)

Where I can find more information about Shorewall?
On the official Shorewall site you can find a ton of information.

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