Generic firewall rule compiler and modeller.

Geeringh, Christopher (2007) Generic firewall rule compiler and modeller. Other thesis, Edinburgh Napier University.

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Many types of systems have different syntax for defining firewall rules, such as Cisco devices which use ACLs and Linux firewalls which use net filters (iptables). The aim of this project is to define a generic firewall syntax, such as the one used in Al-Shaer (2004), and develop and evaluate a compiler which converts the generic format into the platform specific syntax. A basic outline of this has been created by Saliou (2006), and the project will enhance this into form which can be used in a security framework.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Firewall; Internet security; errors; security policy; rule crunching; optimisation; Generic Firewall Rule Compiler and Modeller;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works >
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.8 Data security
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 4034
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 12:32
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:57

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