Barry the Bear

Bearwall-- Because you can jump through fire but you can't jump through a bear



Welcome to the home of the firewall builder script Bearwall.

Bearwall allows you to write firewall rules once and have them translated to ipv4 and ipv6 policy using iptables and ip6tables.

Documentation on bearwall can be found on our github wiki.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Please create bugs and feature requests on our github issue tracker.


Bearwall source is supplied here for download. Read the changelog to work out what we added/fixed.

We also supply a Debian & Ubuntu repository for keeping up to date with the latest version of bearwall. Enabling the bearwall repository in Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bearwall.list
sudo curl -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/bearwall.gpg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bearwall