netscript-2.4 - Linux 2.4/2.6 router/firewall/VM host network config. system

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name netscript-2.4
Package version 5.2.9ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 286 B
Download size 69.62 KB
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This is a router and firewall network configuration system.  It is specific to
the 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernel series. This system is in production use, even
though this is an experimental version.
It offers much finer grained control of the network setup than the standard
system in netbase, with support for bridge configuration, iptables, ip route
and tc traffic control.  It is optimised for use on high traffic routers with
interfaces being reconfigured individually while the rest of the machine is
routing traffic 24x7.  Common boiler plate filter creation functions are
provided to ease the task of constructing iptables filters in the context
of operation within an ISP network.
Since this package is designed for a heavy duty network router, it is designed
to work in conjunction with a routing daemon as found in the quagga package.
DON'T use this on a pure server - it is VERY useful for a Virtual Machine
server with complex networking needs.  This is because of its comprehensive
network configuration capabilities.  Thus it is a tempting replacement
when you have to rip out NetworkManager on a server.
It was originally designed for dedicated routers and firewalls, and hence its
lightweight scripting footprint. When it comes to firewall configuration
though, have a look at the mason package if you are faint of heart.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netscript-2.4_5.2.9ubuntu1_all.deb 5.2.9ubuntu1 all Ubuntu Universe
netscript-2.4 - - -


Name Value
bash >= 2.03
bridge-utils >= 0.9.3
dhcp-client -
dhcp3-client -
iproute >= 20001007
iptables -
netbase -


Name Value
ifupdown -
netscript -


Name Value
ifupdown -
netscript -
netscript-2.2 -


Name Value
ifupdown -
netscript -


Type URL
Binary Package netscript-2.4_5.2.9ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package netscript-2.4

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install netscript-2.4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install netscript-2.4



See Also

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netsniff-ng_0.5.5.0-3_amd64.deb packet sniffing beast
netspeed_0.16-3_amd64.deb Traffic monitor applet for GNOME
netstat-nat_1.4.10-2_amd64.deb tool that display NAT connections
netsurf-gtk_2.8-2_amd64.deb Small web browser with CSS support
netsurf_2.8-2_all.deb Small web browser with CSS support - Transition package
nettle-bin_2.4-1_amd64.deb low level cryptographic library (binary tools)
nettoe_1.3.2-1_amd64.deb networked version of Tic Tac Toe (3x3 Grid) for the console
netwag-doc_5.36.0-1.2_all.deb documentation for netwag frontend
netwag_5.36.0-1.2_all.deb graphical frontend for netwox
network-config_0.2-1_all.deb Simple network configuration tool
network-manager-openconnect-gnome_0.9.4.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb network management framework (Openconnect plugin, GNOME UI)
network-manager-openconnect_0.9.4.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb network management framework (Openconnect plugin)
network-manager-openvpn-gnome_0.9.4.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb network management framework (OpenVPN plugin GNOME GUI)