Iptables vs firewalld?

Hi Fedora community ,

what’s your opinion on both of these firewalls ? Which one works for you,better? Is there a firewall you think that it beats both of them?
Let me know , thank you in advance.

Firewalld sits on top of iptables/nftables.

IMO, firewalld on top of nftables is the way to go for most use cases.

That being said, it really depends on what you are trying to do, specifically as to which tool is the best.

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Thank you for your opinion. I am trying to achieve a few things:
1.Network security
2.Role optimization
3.Panic mode (key-stroke shortcut)
4.Bandwidth control and monitoring
5.Web filtering
6. Logging
7.Internet aggregation and SD WAN
8. Sandboxing
9.Deep Packet Inspection
10.Malware and virus filtering
11.Intrusion prevention system
12.Identity management integration

That is absolutely not what firewalld/iptables/nftables are.

It sounds like you are looking for something much, much more.

You might take a look at something like opnsense.

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Thank you for the recommendation.That was helpful.

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